[NEWS] A Solar Lamp Can Transform a Community, UN Commission Hears

由於可再生能源技術的進步,非洲農村的貧困家庭現在可以購買太陽能燈,有些甚至可以購買節能灶。 對於這些家庭來說,即使只有一盞燈可以產生變革性影響,Olasimbo Sojinrin說,他是一家非營利性社會企業Solar Sister的合作夥伴,銷售廉價的清潔能源產品。


如果許多國家要實現一些可持續發展目標,那麼擁有超過10億人口(約佔全球人口約14%)仍然無法獲得能源的情況下,尋找可負擔得起的家庭電力供應方式至關重要 可持續發展目標),包括人人享有的清潔能源,零貧窮,健康和福祉以及兩性平等。

Thanks to improvements in renewable energy technologies, poor households in rural Africa can now afford solar lamps, and some can even buy a fuel-efficient stove. And for these families, even just one lamp can have a transformative impact, said Olasimbo Sojinrin, who works for Solar Sister, a not-for-profit social enterprise selling inexpensive clean energy products.

Ms. Sojinrin was speaking at a session of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, meeting in Geneva, Switzerland this week from 14 to 18 May.

With more than 1 billion people – about 14% of the world’s population – still without access to energy, finding affordable ways to get electricity in their homes is crucial if many countries are going to have a shot at achieving some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including clean energy for all, zero poverty, good health and well-being, and gender equality.

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