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
WECF at CSW61: invitation to our side event "Empowering Energy"
SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: come along and join our fruitful discussion on gender just energy cooperatives as source for economic empowerment.
Who will stop the destruction of trees in Kamiansk (Dniprodzerzhynsk)?
Ukrainian partner Voice of Nature protects the environment in the Ukrainian city of Kamiansk
In 2016, WECF began a campaign to raise €4,000 in 30 days to install biogas toilet systems for deprived families in Uganda
Not only did WECF reach their goal of 15 toilets, but were able to raise more than €4,600 to install 17 toilets
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Latest Press Release
“Invest in Climate Justice - Not War!” Press Announcement Women & Gender Constituency
On Tuesday, November 8 2016 the Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC will host an interactive ACTION at COP22 to highlight the impact of militarism on climate change and the importance of redirecting military spending to sustainable and equitable development.
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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Safe drinking Water & Energy in Uganda
Video with impressions of sustainable technologies implemented by ARUWE and WECF
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
WECF’s Position Paper on EEHP, WHO MTR in Haifa 2015
Eco Forum, HEAL, WECF International and undersigned signatories present position paper on EEHP
Proposal for Gender-Equitable, Climate Proof and Sustainable Development in Georgia
A National Appropriate Mitigation Activity (NAMA) for the energy sector in Georgia
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.
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) - A Barrier to Climate Protection
A WECF Position Paper
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