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Renewable Energy for Extractive Reserves in the Amazon

World Wildlife Fund

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Advancing Climate Change Solutions
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period February 1, 2016–January 31, 2018
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus South America

About this grant

This project will support the World Wildlife Fund, as it partners with World Wildlife Fund Brazil, to work with forest dwelling communities living in extractive and sustainable development reserves in the Amazon to design and implement a renewable energy, micro-generation development model. The goal of this model is to provide renewable sources of electricity for forest-dwelling communities and their sustainable, low-impact forest activities, such as harvesting and processing seeds and fruit. World Wildlife Fund Brazil has been working on environmental conservation and sustainable development in the region since 1971.