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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

Pumpkin farmers support flood relief efforts in Bangladesh

Pumpkin farmers support flood relief efforts in Bangladesh

Press Releases   •   Aug 19, 2016 15:22 BST

A project which helps landless farmers in Bangladesh grow crops on barren land in the dry season has enabled hundreds of pumpkins to be donated to victims of deadly monsoon floods

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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.

Experts call for global action to help refugees and host communities access reliable energy

Experts call for global action to help refugees and host communities access reliable energy

News   •   Jan 17, 2018 18:55 GMT

Following a Global Action Plan conference in Berlin, United Nations, donors and non governmental organisations call for global action towards universal clean energy access among displaced people and host communities

East Africa Drought: an update

East Africa Drought: an update

News   •   Mar 21, 2017 16:12 GMT

The devastating drought in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan is affecting the communities Practical Action works with in Turkana. 33 solar-powered water pumps we constructed in the region are also under strain due to increased demand.

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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.