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The Power of Refugee Camps going Clean Energy

May 19th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Power of Refugee Camps going Clean Energy

The UNHCR has announced that the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan is now 100% powered by solar energy. This is (putting aside, I guess, places that were ‘powered’ by burning wood …) “the first refugee camp powered by renewable energy.”   The 2-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) plant will allow UNHCR to provide affordable and sustainable […]

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Tags: solar · UN

Can we find Human Solidarity in our Divided World?

November 29th, 2007 · Comments Off on Can we find Human Solidarity in our Divided World?

The UN has issue Fighting Climate Change: Human Solidarity in a Divided World. ¬†Climate change is the defining human development challenge of the 21st Century. Failure to respond to that challenge will stall and then reverse international efforts to reduce poverty. The poorest countries and most vulnerable citizens will suffer the earliest and most damaging […]

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Tags: Global Warming · UN