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
Huge COP19 Walk Out from Warsaw Climate Summit. WECF says “enough is enough”
There was a huge COP19 walk-out on Friday November 21st in Warsaw. As growing frustration over lack of ambition and hindered participation came to a head, Civil Society groups, including WECF, said “Enough!”
21.11.2013 | WICF
What is needed to improve living conditions through sustainable innovations?
Resolution of the National Conference “Innovations towards a Safe and Comfortable Home”
05.10.2013 | WECF
Terra Preta Sanitation:the most human-made fertile soil from bio-waste, excreta and charcoal
New perspectives on sanitation at 1st International Terra Preta Sanitation Conference Organized by TUHH and WECF
06.09.2013 | Fedde Jorritsma
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Latest Press Release
Women in Europe for a Common Future says “enough is enough”
Civil society groups walk out of Warsaw climate meeting and call on governments to “get serious and match political ambition to climate reality”
21.11.2013 | WICF
Building local capacity for domestic solar heating, hot water and insulation for rural and remote areas in the EEC region
The action will contribute to improved health, reduced poverty and increased energy security in 22 rural communities in 7 EEC countries, through demonstrating domestic solar heating, hot water and insulation measures
Donors: Directorate–General (DG) EuropeAid Development and Cooperation of the European Commission
Partners: Europe: WECF, CDE (Center for Development and Environment), GERES (Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités) Georgia: The Greens Movement of Georgia, Rural Communities Development Agency, Social Development Center Akhaltsikhe, SEMA Ukraine: Ecoclub Rivne, National Ecological Center of Ukraine, Vozrozhdenie Tatarbunary; Subgrantees: Armenia: АЙРУДzИ Aurudzi, Lore Eco Club, Sila Sveta (The Power of Light); Azerbaijan: Eco Renaissance; Moldova: Gutta Club, Ormax, Wisdom; Russia: Buryat Regional Association for Baikal, The Planet of Hopes
Duration: 01/2011 - 12/2014
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"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.
A Safe and Comfortable Home - Brochure on WECF project Home Comforts
Creating local capacity for improved rural living standards through affordable and sustainable energy and sanitation solutions
It is just a matter of time until the next catastrophe
Mayak - Chernobyl - Lessons not Learned - poster presentation
The Critical Question - first hand reports from the frontlines of the nuclear fuel chain
Available in English, French and German, "The Critical Question" offers first hand reports from individuals who have been effected by the nuclear power industry. In this booklet, insiders report on their direct experiences of uranium mining and enrichment, nuclear disasters and on the storage of radioactive substances.
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