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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

What to expect from the climate talks that resumed in Bangkok this week?
COP24: second intersession of the climate change negotiations 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
07.09.2018

Application open for Gender Just Climate Solutions Award 2018!
WECF and partners invite you to participate in the 4th annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards
01.08.2018

Women and Gender Constituency Joint Statement On SB48
Real commitment to rights-based, gender-just solutions to climate change is imperative for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement.
18.06.2018

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Latest Press Release

1.5°C IS POSSIBLE: gender just climate solutions are showing the way!
Press release: for immediate release
15.10.2018


Featured Project

Local Climate Change Action - Germany
Moving climate protection closer to the people
Donors: European Commission, DG Environment; Ministry of Housing Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: Green City
Duration: 08/2006 - 11/2006


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Latest Publications

Comparative study on energy cooperatives in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans
Study made in collaboration with ZEZ (Zelena Energetska Zadruga)
22.06.2018

From Marrakesh to Marrakesh: The rise of gender equality in the global climate governance and climate action
WECF’s experts publish chapter in Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Climate Governance
16.04.2018

Proudly presenting the CLEEN results!
The CLEEN project has come to an end, and it has reached many great results.
25.01.2018

Gender Just Climate Solutions
WGC publication to highlight the fight of women against climate change and present the winners and nominees of the Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards
30.11.2017

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
25.09.2017

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

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