Changing the Paradigm for Energy Finance and Technology for Women — UN HLFP

Timely access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services unlocks new opportunities that improve livelihoods, enables businesses to grow, helps generate jobs and creates new markets. It can empower women, impact health, extend educational opportunities, and free up time for more productive activities. With smart development, it can help build the resilience of economies…

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BBC: Indian women lighting the way for change

In India’s desert state of Rajasthan, rural women are becoming the surprise agents of change, convincing coal-reliant communities to switch to solar. They are called “Solar Sahelis” or “solar friends”, and their job is to convince their neighbors to invest in solar-powered solutions. But it’s not easy. For decades, rural India has been flooded with…

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Frontier of Green Development

It is now widely accepted that green growth is the need of the hour. Various sources of alternative energy—those not based on fossil fuels—are being explored around the world, including in India. One renewable power source that is available in abundance in the country is the Sun. Solar energy has the potential to not only…

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Switching to solar power in rural India

In India’s Rajasthan, one social entrepreneur is working with local women to convince communities living without reliable electricity to switch to solar power. Part of BBC’s series ‘Taking the Temperature’, which focuses on the battle against climate change and the people and ideas making a difference. (Click here to read the full BBC article)

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