We are at a critical climate threshold. From the 2016 Fort McMurray forest fires, to droughts in many countries, to melting Arctic sea ice, we see increasing signs that humans are warming the planet and upsetting the balance that sustains life.

Recent government, marketplace and philanthropic sector changes in Canada have opened doors for strategic climate and energy work. It is no longer a question of whether we should take action for a low-carbon future, but how. Active, sustained collaboration from all parts of society, including philanthropy, is needed. By harnessing the power of collaboration and social innovation, we can move on the opportunities presented by a green economy and ensure a sustainable future for all people.