Tag: Climate change

Renewable energy boost for Azraq refugee camp

October 17, 2018

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has connected a new extension to the solar plant at Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp, with funding from the IKEA Foundation. The project has been funded by IKEA’s Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, which raised €30.8 million for UNHCR to provide light and renewable energy for refugee families living in camps […] Read more

Our new €300 million commitment to fight climate change

September 24, 2018

The IKEA Foundation has announced plans to spend another €300 million on climate-related programmes between 2020 and 2023 and calls on others to follow our lead. This funding is on top of the €400 million we pledged to spend on climate programmes between 2015 and 2020, and it builds on our commitment to make fighting […] Read more

Hitch a ride to a clean-energy future with the New American Road Trip

September 20, 2018

The IKEA Foundation is supporting an electric-vehicle tour from San Francisco to New York, to show that Americans are ‘still in’ when it comes to stopping climate change. The New American Road Trip, an electric-vehicle tour across America, will highlight the stories of the people, cities and emerging technologies that are fulfilling the US pledge […] Read more

New WRI Project to Bring Clean Electricity to 1 Million People in India and East Africa

May 29, 2018

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2018)— World Resources Institute (WRI) announced a $2.3 million grant from the IKEA Foundation to bring clean electricity to a combined 1 million people in India and East Africa. The funding will help integrate affordable, reliable and clean electricity for all – an inaccessibility for more than 1.1 billion people worldwide. Many […] Read more

Climate Action Challenge winners

May 23, 2018

Tomorrow is an exciting day for the winners of last year’s Climate Action Challenge! After months of designing inspirational and practical ways to fight climate change and help people cope with its effects, the winning teams will finally get a chance to present their prototypes and business plans to potential investors at this year’s What […] Read more

How our programmes helped children in 2017

March 20, 2018

It’s time to celebrate all the wonderful things our partners achieved for children in 2017! Today—the International Day of Happiness—we are launching our bright and cheerful annual review, Brighter Futures, to celebrate some of our partners’ greatest stories from 2017. Brighter Futures focuses on new grants that we gave in 2017 and some big achievements […] Read more

Our €40 million grant will inspire businesses to tackle climate change

September 27, 2017

The IKEA Foundation has announced that it is supporting the We Mean Business coalition with a €40 million grant—the second-largest it has ever made. The grant will inspire business to take action to cut the emissions that cause climate change—for example by sourcing 100% renewable power—to help reduce the risks all communities face from a changing climate. Read more

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 […] 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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