Tag: climate

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

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

Climate change IKEA Foundation

How businesses and consumers are taking action to address climate change on Earth Day

April 22, 2016

Global partnership to seize the opportunities of the Paris climate agreement and bring clean energy and prosperity to all. Read more