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
Round Table discussion on the future of Ukraine’s energy supply in Kyiv
WECF, Ecoclub, and the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine discussed about the climate and energy strategies possible in Ukraine
08.05.2013 | WECF
21st OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum, Kiev, 16-17 April 2013
WECF was invited to present their views on the role of civil society in promoting sustainable energy at the 2nd preparatory meeting to the 21st OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum titled “Increasing stability and security: Improving the environmental footprint of energy-related activities in the OSCE region”.
23.04.2013 | WECF
Meeting Public Participation in Decision-Making in the Nuclear Domain 12 and 13 March 2013
WECF facilitated WECF facilitated the group on taking due account of the outcomes of public participation in decision making on nuclear issues
03.04.2013 | WECF
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Latest Press Release
Midnight at the Oasis - UNFCCC decision on Inclusion of Gender Equality
Women in Europe for a Common Future’s Long Vigil in Doha: “We’re Deeply Disappointed in UN Climate Meeting Outcome for a Lack of Vision and Ambition; However COP 18’s Recognition of Gender Equality is a Bright Spot on a Dark Night”
10.12.2012 | WECF
Belarus - Citizens involvement
Developing multi-stakeholder cooperation in the areas of water, waste and energy efficiency in Belarus
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), European Cooperation, MATRA programme, The Netherlands
Duration: 12/2006 - 03/2010
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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.
Gender and Climate Change: an Introduction
Textbook edited by Irene Dankelman, former chair WECF's International Advisory Board, with contributions from WECF
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