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Energy & Climate

Climate change is the biggest environmental issue of our time and is about to pose a serious and global threat to sustainable development, poverty elimination, peace and human rights in the coming decades. Climate change is inextricably linked with energy concerns as two thirds of global emissions come from energy consumption.
WECF implements interrelated policies in both issues.

WECF aims to provide safe, affordable and renewable energy for low income households, bringing successful pilot projects to scale via innovative financial instruments. WECF promotes a switch away from fossil fuels and nuclear energy towards sustainable and decentralised alternatives. WECF empowers vulnerable groups to benefit from climate change adaptation and mitigation programmes. WECF promotes gender-positive energy solutions and integrates a gender perspective into global UN climate change negotiations.

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Latest News & Reports

As many as 212 Solar collectors are producing hot water in rural villages of Georgia
Switch to sun provides rural Georgians with a much more comfortable life
09.06.2014 | WECF

Work experience in renewable energy
French students receive work experience in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan
23.04.2014 | WECF France

CSW58 Side Event: 'Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear Accident'
Side Event during Commission on the Status of Women, co-hosted by WECF, sought to explore how best to protect the environment and health of women and girls from radiation exposure
28.03.2014 | United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS)

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Latest Press Release

SOS! EU Climate Action lost at sea!
NGOs sound the alarm on climate inaction outside EU Commission, Wednesday 22 January
23.01.2014 | CAN international & members

Featured Project

Preparation for Copenhagen – climate protection and renewable energy as a chance for economy, politics and civil society in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia through technology and knowledge transfer
Wegbereitung für Kopenhagen – Klimaschutz und Erneuerbare Energien als Chance für Wirtschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft in Osteuropa, Kaukasus und Zentralasien durch Technologie und Wissenstransfer
Donors: German Federal Ministry for the Environment (International Climate Initiative), Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Partners: Women and Environment NGO partners in the region: Eastern Europe:
Russia: Network Russian Socio-Ecological Union (over 200 NGO members)), Friends of the Baltic (coordinator for Eastern Europe) Ukraine: National Ecological Centre Ukraine Belarus: Ecoproject South Caucasus: Georgia: The Green Movement of Georgia, Akhaltsikhe (coordinator for Caucasus), RCDA – Rural Centre Development Agency, SEMA, PAROS, Caucasus Environment Azerbaijan: EKOT Armenia: Armenian Women for Health and a Healthy Environment (AWHHE) Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan: Civic Environmental Foundation "UNISON" (co-coordinator for Central Asia) Ecological Movement "BIOM", Public Foundation "Camp Alatoo", Foundation „Habitat for Humanity“, Public Association "Ulgu", ALGA/Rural Women, Agerkech Tajikistan: For the Earth, ASPD NAU, Safo, Youth Ecological Centre Uzbekistan: Mehriban, Youth Ecological Network Uzbekistan, Adek Kazakhstan: Jabagly Manas, UGAM, Young Guards of Nature, Eco Museum Karaganda, EcoCenter (co-coordinator Central Asia) Cooperation partners/experts: SPARE (Norway); Solar Partner Sued; Atmosfair (Germany), Act Alliance (international)
Duration: 10/2009 - 11/2010

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Latest Publications

Home Comforts in Kyrgyzstan – An Introduction by video
This film, created by WECF partner KAWS, welcomes its viewer into the homes of Kyrgyz people whose communities have been positively impacted in recent years by the introduction of several environmental technologies.

WECF Project Sheet: Switch to the Sun - Live in Comfort!
Read about the improvement of many women every day life in the ECC countries due to the solar collectors

Updated Publication: Construction of solar collectors for warm water. Practical guide
Updated version of the solar collector manual is now available in English and Russian

"Opportunities to Stimulate Local Economies through Sustainable Innovations for Home Comfort"
Gender-sensitive feasibility study for rural areas in Issyk Kul and Naryn

Updated Publication: Construction of solar collectors for warm water
Updated Russian version of the solar collector manual is now available

Women’s Major Group: Rio+20 Position Statement - Summary
Summary of the Women’s Major Group Statements for UN Conference on Sustainable Development

Final evaluation of WECF’s MFS1 Programme “Empowerment and Local Action” (ELA)
This report presents the findings of the final evaluation of WECF’s ELA programme, implemented from January 2008 to December 2010.

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