- Program Environment
- Program Area Advancing Climate Change Solutions
- Grant Amount $200,000
- Grant Period May 1, 2015–August 31, 2017
- Location London, United Kingdom
- Geographic Focus World
About this grant
Globally, the centralized electricity grid model that is powered by fossil fuels is currently responsible for about 60 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, this model does not deliver energy services for the poor in developing countries. The International Institute for Environment and Development is an international development and environment policy research organization, founded in 1971. It has collaborated with other nongovernmental organizations over the past eight years to develop an energy delivery model to provide small-scale, off-grid renewable energy in rural communities in Africa and Central America. Over this grant period, it will undertake activities to influence thinking, policy, and practice on small-scale, off-grid renewable energy; promote community-led approaches; build a base of evidence to support these approaches; and convene and influence global and national policymakers.