According to the UNHCR, 2.6 million refugees have been living in camps for over five years. While the distress of their predicament cannot be understated, several low-cost technologies are helping them find some level of comfort and solace.
This year’s G7 will address a number of important topics pertaining to greater equality and inclusiveness, security and sustainability. All of these will require concrete actions well beyond governance and regulation.
A new webzone illustrates how the IEC is enabling the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. IEC work directly impacts 12 of the 17 SDGs. It provides the technical foundation for the entire energy chain and all equipment that is driven by electricity. IEC work improves the s
Towards sustainable, Smart Communities G7 Summit, 26-26 May 2017 in Taormina, Italy As world leaders gather for the annual G7 meeting, taking place in Taormina, Italy from 26 to 27 May 2017, the Climate Change – The New Economy magazine , the official G7 summit magazine, has pu
Electricity access – an agent of economic growth ¦ Worldwide 1,3 billion people don’t have any access to electricity and 2,7 billion people have very limited access. In Africa, more than 600 million people, that is, two out of three Africans lack access to electricity. The UN recogniz
Energy, and especially electricity, is the golden thread that impacts most of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and beyond that, the development of every nation and economy. IEC work directly impacts 12 of the 17 SDGs. It provides the technical foundation for the whole energ
As the world watches #COP21, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that Energy Efficiency is the most effective tool to reduce green-house gas emissions, aiming to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius or below. (See 2015 Energy