Hivos and its partner organisations campaign at national and international level to reduce climate change and alleviate poverty by opting for 100% renewable energy. We scrutinise policy and funding schemes of international institutions such as the European Union and the World Bank and donor and recipient countries to influence them to support decentralised, renewable energy access that suit the poor.
Hivos is convinced that providing people with access to energy can help alleviate poverty, improve living conditions and propel economic development. We also know that radical policies and decisions are unavoidable if we want to mitigate the effects of, or even stop, climate change. Read more.