24 May 2024

Powering progress

Climate change may be the greatest common threat facing the world’s children. In 2023, extreme weather events significantly impacted every continent on the planet, disrupting the essential services children rely on – starting with energy. Without power, water plants cease to function. Hospitals operate without light and medical equipment. Schools…, The case for turning up investment, Report Cover Addressing energy poverty is the right thing to do. It’s also the smart thing: Investing in resilient energy solutions for health, education and water systems can triple the return in developing countries., A green light to take action, UNICEF calls for collective action from the public and private sectors to bring resilient, sustainable and green energy to the communities most vulnerable to climate hazards. Investing in energy resilience can triple the return through positive impacts in health, education and water provision. UNICEF asks for investment also beyond the business…, Sustainable energy powers UNICEF, Hundreds of millions of children live without adequate access to reliable electricity – many of them, in the countries most vulnerable to extreme weather. UNICEF works in more off-grid contexts than nearly any organization on the planet. The world’s largest provider of vaccines, we keep children healthy and safe from disease. We bring clean water…, Solarizing schools, hospitals and water systems, UNICEF builds off-grid solutions to keep vital services turned on. We support the solarization of vaccine cold chain equipment, electrification, heating, and cooling at health facilities and medical warehouses. We connect schools to renewable energy, and install solar-powered water systems in learning centres, health facilities and communities…, Shaping the market for sustainable energy, UNICEF has decades of experience influencing the market to improve access to sustainable, affordable energy products and services. We help activate global supply and demand – engaging with new manufacturers, procuring supplies where they’re most needed, and incentivising companies to innovate products and business models. A brighter life for every…, Rightsizing off-grid solutions, For decades, UNICEF has assessed and influenced the sustainable energy market to identify optimal solutions for development and humanitarian contexts. This means facilitating public and private partnerships to create synergies, implement proofs of concept and scale up delivery. A brighter life for every child >Read on, Engaging governments, We advocate for the inclusion of child-sensitive climate, disaster risk reduction and renewable energy action in public planning – working with governments to facilitate enabling policy environments, enhance national ownership and catalyse public and private investments across sectors. A brighter life for every child >Read on Three children in…, Sustainable energy for sustainable development