Success Stories- Energy

Rachel Kyte Chosen to Lead Sustainable Energy for All

Charles O. Holliday, Jr., Chair of the Executive Committee of Sustainable Energy for All, today announced that Rachel Kyte has been selected as Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative.

3 September 2015|

Invest in cities, renewable energy, UN envoy Michael Bloomberg tells conference in India

Welcoming India’s efforts to confront climate change, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael Bloomberg, said today that the country was incredibly well placed to capitalise on the benefits of renewable energy.

17 February 2015|

CookUp Solutions launched by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

To reduce CO2 emissions by 25—50 per cent and save millions of lives, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched CookUp Solutions Project that frees up time for school or other income-generating activities.

11 August 2014|

Mothers Lighting Up Homes and Communities in Rural India

Rural mothers who were trained at the Barefoot College in Tilonia in the state of Rajasthan in India install and maintain solar energy panels. The programme is part of the “Rural Women Light up Africa” initiative, a partnership between UN Women and the Barefoot College, in 2011.

8 August 2014|

Change in energy efficiency building policies in Kyrgyzstan

In November 2008, the Government of Kyrgyzstan set a goal to reduce energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector by between 30 and 40 per cent by 2020. With support from UNDP and financing from the Global Environment Facility, the Government adopted internationally-recognized building energy performance codes, trained building and construction professionals in their implementation, and established a system to monitor energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector.

8 August 2014|

Solar stations in Cambodia

The two solar stations, funded by the Global Environment Facility Small Grant Program help provide rural households with access to clean energy, contributing to curbing carbon emission, especially from local power generators. As a result of the program, villagers save 500 riel per battery, a significant amount for most people who live on just 3,871 riel (less than US $1) a day

8 August 2014|

Solar-powered ovens in Mauritania

A pilot project from the Association Nazaha for health and the environment set up a solar-powered oven in the village, and things have changed since then. The project, which was funded with about $50,000 from the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Program and the UN Development Programme, aims to strengthen the capacity of communities, empower women and reduce poverty while ensuring new sustainable and environmentally-friendly technologies are put to use.

8 August 2014|

Pollinate Energy: Clean Energy for India”s Urban Communities

Pollinate Energy trains members of the local community in Bangalore, India, to distribute and install solar lighting systems as micro-entrepreneurs, or what the organization calls “Pollinators.”

7 August 2014|