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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.

Read more on the page Vision & Strategy.


Latest News & Reports

Application open for Gender Just Climate Solutions Award - COP 23
WECF and partners invite you to participate in the 3rd annual 'Gender-Just Solutions' Awards
28.06.2017

WECF Event in Brussels: “CLEEN Energy has changed our lives”
WECF organised Wednesday June 21 event to highlight Project CLEEN during EU Sustainable Energy Week “CLEEN energy has changed our lives”.
22.06.2017

WECF’s statement on Trump’s declaration to withdraw from the Paris Agreement
“Women and men can act together to sustainably transform reality”
10.06.2017

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Latest Press Release

Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ): “Green people’s energy for Africa” – Establishing citizen’s energy partnerships – WECF presents Georgian energy cooperatives
Creating a decentralised and citizen-oriented energy supply for African rural areas
27.06.2017


Featured Project

Georgia: Create local capacity for sustainable development
New EU financed project started in Georgia
Donors: EU
Partners: Greens Movement is the lead applicant, and all Georgian WECF partners - Caucasus Environment, Center for Social Development Akhalsikhe, GEBMA, PAROS, RCDA, SEMA and WECF
Duration: 11/2010 - 07/2011


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Latest Publications

Feasibility study of gender-sensitive energy cooperatives in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldova
An overview of the feasibility of gender-sensitive energy cooperatives in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldova. In each country, existing national climate and energy policies are examined and, if existing, feed-in tariffs for renewable energy are explained.
12.05.2017

Safe drinking Water & Energy in Uganda
Video with impressions of sustainable technologies implemented by ARUWE and WECF
19.01.2017

EWA: "Empower Women - Benefit (for) All"
The EWA Project in Georgia - an overview
01.07.2016

Case Study: gender-sensitive climate mitigation action - NAMA
Recommendations, best practices and lessons learned from developing the first „Gender Sensitive“ NAMA - National Appropriate Mitigation Action, in Georgia
25.11.2015

WECF’s Position Paper on EEHP, WHO MTR in Haifa 2015
Eco Forum, HEAL, WECF International and undersigned signatories present position paper on EEHP
24.04.2015

Proposal for Gender-Equitable, Climate Proof and Sustainable Development in Georgia
A National Appropriate Mitigation Activity (NAMA) for the energy sector in Georgia
09.03.2015

Video: Energy Efficiency, Solar Collectors and our Energy Projects in Ukraine
Our Ukrainian partners Yury Urbansky (NECU) and Oksana Maiboroda (Ecoclub) talking about energy efficiency, solar collectors and our energy project.
23.12.2014

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