UN fund removes veto power over climate projects

The Solar Powered Village of Tinginapu, in the Eastern Ghats of Orissa: Barefoot solar engineer Minakshi Diwan 20, tends to maintenance works in the solar village. The Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihoods Programme (OTELP) is an organisation funded by DFID and run with the state government of Orissa. The project took 4 women from a remote tribal village and trained them in Solar Powered Engineering, and installed Solar lighting in their village which had not seen electricity for over 15 years. The Orissa Tribal Women’s Barefoot Solar Engineers Association has now got a contract to build 3000 solar-powered lanterns for schools and other institutions and is training other people in the community.

SONGDO, 10 JULY 2019 (CLIMATE HOME) – Governments will be unable to unilaterally veto internationally-funded climate projects, after a deal was struck on Green Climate Fund rules that had hampered progress for years. Following intense backroom negotiations, the UN flagship climate fund’s board agreed at 3am on a voting system to deploy when consensus fails. […]

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