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Understanding and alerting

The Foundation supports French and international research teams that are studying the impact of climate change in correlation with the evolution of our planet’s biodiversity.

The Foundation’s commitment to the climate and biodiversity

For 40 years, the BNP Paribas Foundation has given power to those who take action.

Our conviction? That philanthropy is a lever of transformation by supporting and promoting those who strive to produce a fair transition.

That’s why the BNP Paribas Foundation has supported scientific research and popularisation since 2010. This is thanks to its Climate & Biodiversity Initiative, the largest environmental sponsorship programme in France.

The Foundation is helping to improve our understanding of the interactions between climate and biodiversity, and to assess their effects on the environment and human societies. It is committed to working with researchers, as well as numerous research establishments, universities and science museums.

The Foundation is also keen to help disseminate this scientific knowledge, as part of a civic approach, and thus contribute to the creation of new narratives for future generations.

Today, environmental philanthropy accounts for less than 5% of global philanthropy

At a time when scientists need more support for their research projects, the BNP Paribas Foundation is one of the few foundations to support research into climate change and the erosion of biodiversity. This choice is consistent with the BNP Paribas Group’s policy of environmental and social commitments and is a long-term one.

A better understanding for a better protection

As part of its commitment to promoting the environment, the BNP Paribas Foundation has supported environmental research on climate change and biodiversity loss since 2010. It has done so by providing time, space and resources to scientists seeking to analyse and understand the risks to which our societies are exposed. To date, thanks to a budget of 24 million euros, 35 teams of researchers, professors and engineers – almost 500 persons in all – have been beneficiaries of this initiative since the Climate & Biodiversity Initiative was created, while almost 1 million persons have been made more aware of environmental issues through conferences, exhibitions and other public events.

The next “Climate & Biodiversity Initiative” call for projects will be launched in 2025.

Our patronage
in Environment since 2010

€24 M

dedicated to scientific research on climate and biodiversity


international research projects supported


scientists supported


people made aware of environmental issues

In 2023, a total budget of €3.13 M has been earmarked for all the actions as part of our environmental philanthropic efforts.

Supporting culture and making it accessible