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Isle of Man students given the chance to learn how solar can help people adapt to climate change

Isle of Man students given the chance to learn how solar can help people adapt to climate change

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2019 14:51 GMT

Practical Action have launched a brand new challenge aimed at Isle of Man students which is designed to show how solar energy can transform the lives of African farmers. Running alongside it is a design competition which could earn the winning school £100 worth of STEM kit.

Renewable energy to enable refugees to transform their lives

Renewable energy to enable refugees to transform their lives

Press Releases   •   Apr 22, 2018 09:00 BST

A huge investment by the IKEA Foundation is set to showcase the power of renewable energy for refugees. It will change culture towards entrepreneurship and reducing dependency on aid. The new project will be implemented by Practical Action and UNHCR

Practical Action wins top international renewable energy and sustainability prize

Practical Action wins top international renewable energy and sustainability prize

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2017 17:25 GMT

UK-based non-profit organisation Practical Action acknowledged for extensive work in installing off-grid renewable energy solutions in poor communities

Practical Action and Zurich Insurance launch Flood Resilience Portal

Practical Action and Zurich Insurance launch Flood Resilience Portal

Press Releases   •   Aug 30, 2016 10:17 BST

Practical Action and the Zurich Insurance Group, launch online Flood Resilience Portal

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Exciting new project launched to help young farmers in Kenya earn an income they can rely on

Exciting new project launched to help young farmers in Kenya earn an income they can rely on

News   •   Feb 15, 2019 09:46 GMT

Practical Action has been awarded a grant of €6.4 million by the IKEA Foundation to help smallholder farmers in Kenya.

Zimbabwean staff say Practical Action work now more vital than ever

Zimbabwean staff say Practical Action work now more vital than ever

News   •   Jan 22, 2019 14:17 GMT

Climate change and protests underline why Practical Action's long term development approach is vital to addressing the huge problems currently faced by the country. Staff call for the UK public to support the Planting for Progress appeal after first dry Christmas in the country for decades.

A global movement to save lives and livelihoods when floods strike is to enter a second phase

A global movement to save lives and livelihoods when floods strike is to enter a second phase

News   •   Jul 04, 2018 13:46 BST

Practical Action will again be partnering with Zurich Insurance and other leading organisations from the academic and humanitarian development sector – to lead cutting-edge research, action and policy influence around floods and resilience.

Displaced families say ‘We’ll pay for power’

Displaced families say ‘We’ll pay for power’

News   •   Jan 30, 2018 14:15 GMT

New report finds renewable energy could transform culture in refugee camps, creating markets and enterprise. Other findings include a fragmented response to energy access by humanitarian organisations.

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Los productores de café a adaptarse al cambio climático (with English translation)

Los productores de café a adaptarse al cambio climático (with English translation)

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2015 11:55 BST

Ahead of the CBA9 conference in Nairobi Roberto Montero talks about our work in the Peruvian Amazon with families linked to small coffee farms.

Call to major philanthropic foundations to back move to renewables

Call to major philanthropic foundations to back move to renewables

Blog posts   •   Oct 02, 2014 12:46 BST

Ahead of the global Climate Change talks in New York this week a group of 160 environmental prize winners from 44 countries called on the major philanthropic trust and foundations around the world to apply their billions of dollars of trust funds and endowments to “turn the tide of climate change”.

As the costs of renewables plummet, are we about to see Technology Justice in the energy sector?

As the costs of renewables plummet, are we about to see Technology Justice in the energy sector?

Blog posts   •   Sep 25, 2014 17:01 BST

Business as usual in the energy sector will not keep us below the CO2 levels necessary to avoid severe climate change, but that doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix (one of the 3 UN Sustainable Energy for All targets for 2030) would.

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Poverty cannot be tackled without fighting climate change: new report

A new report by Practical Action and partner NGOs has highlighted the links between global poverty and climate change against the backdrop of a meeting of world leaders in New York in September at a summit convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It says the conference offers a vital opportunity for the international community to tackle climate change, which is driving people into poverty.