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Energy efficient housing in Palau

IUCN has been working with the National Development Bank of Palau to promote energy efficiency and encourage behavioural change towards energy consumption at a national scale. …  

28 Apr 2014 | Video

Tuvalu.

Hybrid electricity system for Tuvalu

Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world and is aiming to have 100% generation of electricity through renewable sources by 2020. IUCN, with assistance from the Governments of Austria and Italy, helped to achieve this vision. …  

08 Oct 2013 | Video

Household in Tonga with a new solar home system.

Improving lives through solar power in Tonga

IUCN has provided solar home systems to three island communities in the Kingdom of Tonga. This video focuses on Lofanga Island in the Ha'apai Group and shows how the lives of the people in this small community have changed for the better through this project. With appropriate management in place, solar home systems such as this can make positive contributions to people with minimal impacts on nature. …  

19 Jun 2013 | Video

Women and children in Talise, Vanuatu

Solar power in Vanuatu

A component of IUCN's energy programme  in Oceania looks at upgrading  existing solar power systems and installing new ones in schools and health clinics on the islands of Santo and Malo in Vanuatu. Solar power for lighting purposes  is a cheaper and more reliable option for remote villages as compared to diesel power generators.  …  

13 Feb 2012 | Video

Sunset in Vanuatu.

Responding to climate change

Climate change is a real threat and many Pacific Island Countries are taking on renewable energy choices as part of their mitigation and adaptation strategy.  …  

30 Apr 2011 | Video

FACTSHEETS


Basic, unprocessed, fuels such as wood or charcoal for cooking are not always discussed as formal bioenergy projects, however are important for many peoples’ livelihoods.

Bioenergy at a small scale: Impacts on nature and people

Are you planning to fund, build or manage a bioenergy project? Have you considered the environmental, social and economic issues this can raise? Are you prepared to manage these issues? …  

21 May 2012 | Fact sheet

Retention dam in Vatutu, Nadi, Fiji

Small scale hydro power: Impacts on nature and people

Are you planning to fund, build or manage a hydro power project? Have you considered the environmental, social and economic issues this can raise? Are you prepared to manage these issues?   …  

21 May 2012 | Fact sheet

Household in Tonga with a new solar home system.

Small scale solar photo-voltaic: Impacts on nature and people

Are you planning to fund, build or manage a solar photovoltaic (PV) project? Have you considered the environmental, social and economic issues this can raise? Are you prepared to manage these issues? …  

17 May 2012 | Fact sheet

Artesian windmill, Boulia, Western Queensland, WA, Australia

Small scale wind power: Impacts on nature and people

Are you planning to fund, build or manage a wind power project? Have you considered the environmental, social and economic issues this can raise? Are you prepared to manage these issues? …  

17 May 2012 | Fact sheet