Task Force Joins the Shine Campaign
More than a billion people – nearly one sixth of the world’s population – live without access to electricity. Another 3.04 billion people still rely on kerosene, wood, crop waste, dung, and other biomass to cook and heat their homes. Energy poverty has devastating impacts on community health, education, and economic growth, where as access to safe, clean, and affordable energy breaks the cycle of poverty, with enormous benefits for education, health, development, and human rights. For these reasons in early 2017 the WEA Creation Care Task Force joined the Shine Campaign (https://www.shineinvest.org), a coalition of foundations, investors, and faith groups dedicated to ending energy poverty and achieving universal access to clean, affordable, and reliable energy by 2030. Yesterday the CCTF’s director spoke at a Shine briefing in New York in conjunction with Climate Week explaining why the WEA Creation Care Task Force joined the campaign.
Photos: (Below) Dr. Chris Elisara-WEA CCTF. (Bottom left) Dr. Ellen Dorsey, executive Director Wallace Global Fund. (Bottom right) Rachel Kyte-Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All.