Climate Alliance honours COICA’s 35th birthday with renewable energy fund
The Climate Alliance Secretariat is set to launch a new fund for renewable energies in honour of the 35th anniversary of its indigenous partner organisation, COICA. A team from the Climate Alliance European Secretariat will be joining COICA’s anniversary festivities on 14 March in Quito, Ecuador to officially announce the new fund. Cities and towns as well as other interested parties will soon be able to contribute via the fund and thus support small scale renewable energy projects in Amazonia. Many indigenous peoples either lack access to energy or are reliant on the very fossil fuel companies threatening their existence. Initiatives such as solar lamps and solar powered boats provide indigenous communities with access to clean energy. Climate Alliance has been instrumental in helping the current COICA board embark on a sustainable energy strategy. After COICA’s 35th birthday celebrations, the Climate Alliance team plans to hold talks on climate partnerships with mayors in Lima, Peru and travel on Manaus, Brazil where it will take part in the Energy & Communities Fair on renewable energies.
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