Finance Lead at CEA. Interested in cause prioritisation, interactions between cause areas, global catastrophic risk, and institutional changes that could help shape the long-term future. Also likes coffee and watching The Simpsons.

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AMA: Elie Hassenfeld, co-founder and CEO of GiveWell

In a blog from 2019, Kimberly Huynh from the GiveWell team mentioned they were intending to do further research on climate change mitigation. At present it seems to be that only Founders Pledge is doing this research. Is climate change something GiveWell is looking into more generally?

AMA: Leah Edgerton, Executive Director of Animal Charity Evaluators

Much of animal welfare initiatives seem to focus on farmed animals. Farmers are experiencing weather extremes, less-predictable seasons, wildfires, and flooding from climate change, which are likely to impact farmed animal welfare. If at all, how does this influence the strategy of the animal welfare movement?

Can I do an introductory post?

Hey, I can personally vouch that the EA London group is great - I've been a member for a year or so before moving to Oxford. EA London list their events here, and the site also has an email address and member directory.

Can I do an introductory post?

Sounds great! You could also see if there's an EA group near you.

Seeking a CEO for new x-risk funding charity in the UK

Yes, the way that worked in consulting for me was that the referral bonus was (very approximately) something like 10% of the hire's salary. So if someone very senior got hired, you could maybe double your annual paycheck. Not sure that would be appropriate for FHI though...

AMA: Rob Mather, founder and CEO of the Against Malaria Foundation

How do you see climate change affecting the work of AMF? Do changes to water and temperatures mean that the strategy of bednets is still likely to produce similar results in the future as it has in the past?

What should EAs interested in climate change do?

A post from EA at Harvard from 2017 recommends the following:

  • Working with local partners to advocate against coal power in China, India and Southeast Asia
  • Growing capacity and coordination at state and local levels in the U.S
  • Contributing to one or more climate philanthropy bodies that strategically target climate finance interventions
Dataset of Trillion Dollar figures

Interesting idea! It might be nice to embed the image, or maybe multiple images. If you don't know how to do that, you can do that by uploading the image to imgur, writing a word like photo, selecting it then choosing the image icon. You can then resize the image by dragging it.

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