People in developing countries are at greatest risk from the climate crisis, a deadly threat they did little to create. Many also go without clean and affordable energy, a crucial tool for creating a brighter future.
Climate solutions tackle these problems and create a fairer world – whether bringing solar power to farmers and refugees, or helping indigenous communities protect the earth’s rainforests. We are proud to support inspiring innovation in some of the world’s most marginalised communities.
Our international work is shaped by Ashden’s strategic focus on jobs, skills and livelihoods. The organisations we support are creating higher incomes in threatened and vulnerable groups, breaking down barriers between training and employment, and laying the foundations for inclusive low-carbon economies.
For two decades, we have helped innovators bring clean energy to marginalised people. These organisations have changed hundreds of thousands of lives, helping people learn, earn, cook safely and enjoy their free time.
But one billion people still lack access to energy – and these are the people most at risk from the climate emergency.
That’s why we’ve launched Power Up – a coalition campaign calling for wealthy nations to greatly increase climate adaptation funding, with major investment in access to green, affordable energy for those facing climate catastrophe.
Find out more, and see how you can join, support or share the campaign.
Through the annual Ashden Awards, we scan the world for outstanding initiatives – and support our winners with grants, publicity and access to funding opportunities. This process give us a unique connection to frontline trailblazers. We link our champions with investors, policymakers, global climate organisations and others on the lookout for inspiring climate solutions.
We confront neglected climate challenges – such as tackling heat stress in the most vulnerable communities, and energy access for refugees. We push forward innovation in natural climate solutions. We support those bringing finance to frontline solutions. And we explore some of the key development factors linked to the climate crisis – such as livelihoods and gender.
We need a transformation, one driven by communities and the frontline enterprises and organisations that serve and understand them. We know these innovators have the skills and tools to push things forward. We’ve seen it happen. But real progress will only come with the backing of committed investors and funders, informed policymakers, and supportive charities and NGOs.
If you can help, we want to work with you. We bring connections to frontline organisations and key players in the global climate sector – as well as high-impact stories and films, incisive analysis, and a hunger for radical action.
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