Tag: Renewable energy

A Better World Starts at Home campaign energises communities around the world

April 1, 2019

From now until 26 May, we are joining IKEA stores around the world to celebrate the everyday climate heroes who bring light and power to their communities. Worldwide, millions of impoverished families lack access to safe, reliable energy sources. Many are forced to rely on charcoal or firewood to light and heat their homes and […] Read more

How SunFunder and IKEA Foundation are energising families in rural communities

March 25, 2019

  The IKEA Foundation is happy to award a grant to SunFunder to help 6 million people across east and west Africa and India get to access renewable energy. SunFunder provides loans for solar energy companies that serve people and businesses in rural areas. By offering loans to emerging solar energy companies that struggle to […] Read more

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

Joining a global partnership to accelerate energy transition in South East Asia

September 27, 2018

Today, we are proud to announce our support for a new global partnership at the One Planet Summit in New York to help countries in South East Asia speed up their transition to renewable energy. We’re partnering with Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the […] 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

Power to the people who need it most

April 22, 2018

  Can you remember the last time you had a power cut—looking for the candles, cooking in their dim light and getting annoyed when you realised all your digital clocks were flashing 00:00? At the back of your mind, however, you knew the frustration wouldn’t last long…that, eventually, the power would come back on. According […] Read more

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