The UN is delivering clean power to refugees.
It partners with IKEA and others to provide green energy that can support daily life in refugee camps. This includes the “world’s first solar energy farm in a refugee camp” opened last year in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp.
The multi-million euro facility in Azraq camp, backed by the IKEA Foundation’s Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign is an example of the work being doing in this area. Per Heggenes, CEO of the IKEA Foundation, said the solar farm represents “a paradigm shift in how the humanitarian sector supports displaced populations”.
The @UN helps #refugees access cheap #cleanenergy for their daily needs https://t.co/jVffLeOdLh Replacing expensive, polluting #fossilfuels use is an essential component of meeting global #emissions goals & alleviating poverty @Refugees pic.twitter.com/KT1SRFEgbs
— UN Climate Change (@UNFCCC) February 4, 2018