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
Better energy efficiency in Moldova thanks to insulation of public buildings
Local authorities and WECF partner OA Colaborare cooperate to provide public buildings with proper insulation
Possible cover up of leak at nuclear facility Mayak in Russia
Since October this year, very high levels of radioactive Ruthenium- 106 have been measured all over Russia and Europe.
The Only Way to Honour the Dead is to Fight Like Hell for the Living!
Gender Day Action at the Climate Negotiations (COP23): Women's Human Rights and Environmental Defenders (WHRDs) Resist
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Latest Press Release
#MindTheGAP: Feminists calling for a robust Gender Action Plan (GAP) as an outcome of the climate negotiations (COP23)
Press Release: Women & Gender Constituency hosts an action during the climate negotiations in Bonn, 7 November, 2017.
EWA: Women Empowerment
The overall goal of the WECF EWA programme is to contribute to economic and political empowerment of women from low-income rural and peri-urban regions in six developing countries (Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Tajikistan, Uganda)
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2015
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Manual on Biogas Technology, Bamboo Weaving, Solar Driers and Solar Collectors
This manual results from all the work done on the ground by WAFD, INSEDA and WECF
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.
Safe drinking Water & Energy in Uganda
Video with impressions of sustainable technologies implemented by ARUWE and WECF
COP22: Women & Gender Constituency's Educative Posters
Learn about what gender has to do with climate change and the Paris Agreement.
EWA: "Empower Women - Benefit (for) All"
The EWA Project in Georgia - an overview
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
Gender Just Climate Awards Winners at COP 21 in Paris, a publication by WECF and WGC
Gender equality and women's human rights are fundamental to combating climate change
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