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Renewable Energy Access for Sustainable Livelihoods and Conservation in the Amazon

World Wildlife Fund

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Advancing Climate Change Solutions
  • Grant Amount $400,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2024–December 31, 2025
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Bolivia, Colombia, South America

About this grant

Access to modern, clean energy is a major challenge in the greater Amazon rainforest. This grant supports the World Wildlife Fund to expand and replicate renewable energy access in the Amazon countries of Bolivia, Colombia and Suriname. With prior Mott support, the project focused on assessing opportunities for renewable energy expansion, gathering lessons learned from existing pilot projects and implementing renewable energy systems pilot projects to support sustainable livelihoods and conservation in specific territories. Over the next grant period, the grantee will build upon progress and lessons learned and develop strategies to overcome barriers and create conditions to enable renewable energy expansion in diverse forest contexts. Efforts to include women and enhance collaboration, planning and decision-making will be undertaken to support renewable energy expansion and exchange lessons learned among Colombian and Bolivian actors.