Tag: Climate change

World Refugee Day: First solar-powered refugee camp connects Syrian refugee families to a brighter future

June 20, 2017

For two and a half years, Azraq refugee camp in Jordan had no electricity. In winter, the 54,000 Syrian refugees here lived in complete darkness for nearly half the day. Families had a small solar lantern to study or work by, but its light would die after a few hours. In summer, when temperatures soar to 40 degrees Centigrade in the shade, food spoiled almost immediately, forcing families to walk several kilometres to the market in the scorching heat every day. Read more

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World’s first refugee camp powered by renewable energy

May 17, 2017

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. The solar plant, which cost 8.75 million euros, has been entirely funded by the IKEA Foundation through the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign that raised 30.8 million euro for UNHCR projects. Read more

What Design Can Do Teams Up with IKEA Foundation and Autodesk Foundation for Global Climate Action Challenge

April 22, 2017

On Earth Day, Amsterdam-based design platform What Design Can Do, along with the IKEA Foundation and the Autodesk Foundation, is announcing a new global design competition to help families cope with the effects of climate change. Read more

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New design competition will help families cope with climate change

April 22, 2017

On Earth Day, the IKEA Foundation is announcing its support for a new global design competition—the Climate Action Challenge. We’re teaming up with Amsterdam-based design platform What Design Can Do and the Autodesk Foundation to run the challenge, which calls on designers and creative thinkers to find inspirational and practical ways to fight climate change and help people cope with its effects. Read more

Greenlight Planet Pioneers From India Get Global Recognition (Business World, June 2016)

January 31, 2017

Greenlight Planet won Ashden Award, world’s most prestigious green awards, for increasing energy access, supported by the IKEA Foundation. Read... Read more

Earth Day marks major climate milestone (Eco-business, April 2016)

January 31, 2017

The 46th annual Earth Day is a momentous one, because in addition to community-led environmental activities, almost 170 global leaders... Read more

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Climate change: how we’re part of the solution

April 22, 2016

The IKEA Foundation is joining forces with We Mean Business and Here Now to take action on climate change. Read more

Exclusive Interview: IKEA Foundation CEO Says We Must Tackle Climate Change to Help Children in Need (Eco-watch, September, 2015)

September 30, 2015

IKEA Foundation was announced the winner of the Childhood ThankYou Award by the World Childhood Foundation USA last week for its outstanding achievements in supporting... Read more

IKEA to spend €1bn to tackle climate change (BBC, June 2015)

June 4, 2015

Furniture giant Ikea says it will spend €1bn (£735m) over the next five years to tackle climate change. This is... Read more

IKEA Group and IKEA Foundation commit a total of EUR 1 billion for climate action

June 4, 2015

In this critical year for climate action, IKEA Group and IKEA Foundation are making bold new commitments to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. Read more