Tag Archives: energy for all

Heikki Holmås enters inner sanctum of UN energy initiative

New appointments to the UN’s Sustainable Energy For All initiative may not silence criticism of its governance but Norway’s development minister may bring fresh perspectives on energy poverty.

Shell cookstove alliance tests UK charity rules

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves receives funds from both Shell and the Shell Foundation. Does this meet the public benefit test for UK charities?

Rio+20 agreement puts energy poverty on global agenda

In one of its few ambitious gestures, the agreement approved by world leaders at Friday’s conclusion of the Rio+20 conference commits their support to the goal that everyone should have access to modern energy.

Coal commitments shadow Sustainable Energy For All

As public and private sector commitments rained down on the UN initiative on Sustainable Energy For All yesterday, a short phrase about fossil fuels in the now-forgotten text of the Rio+20 agreement began to make its presence felt.

Lessons of safe sanitation for clean cookstoves

There are many similarities between the provision of safe sanitation and the upgrading of traditional cookstoves in developing countries. The role of women in both challenges is fundamental and has been recognised in the Rio+20 debates.

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