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3 December 2019

UN GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION AWARD: FIND ELECTRICIENS SANS FRONTIÈRES AT COP 25!

As announced last September during “Climate Week” in New York, the French NGO Electriciens sans frontières will receive the UN Climate Action Award at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), which opened today in Madrid, under the chairmanship of Chile.

FIND US IN MADRID

Our representatives will be in Madrid from Monday 9th December to Thursday 12th December and will be there to meet you at different events:

  • Monday 9th December at 2 p.m.: interview session alongside the other winners of the UN Global Climate Action Award (Blue Zone, Hall 8, UNFCCC Pavilion – the interview will be broadcast on Facebook Live);
  • Tuesday, December 10th at 3 p.m.: Electriciens sans frontières will be speaking about our innovative approaches to provide access to energy at the “Action Hub” (Blue Zone, Hall 4);
  • Tuesday, 10th December at 6 p.m.: UN Global Climate Action Awards Ceremony, organised by the UNFCCC Executive Secretariat (Blue Zone, Hall 4);
  • Wednesday, 11th December, at 10 a.m.: presentation of the projects awarded prizes in the “Planetary Health” category, organised by the UNFCCC Executive Secretariat (Blue Zone, Hall 4);
  • Wednesday, 11th December at 11:30 a.m.: “Improving small island states resilience: let’s decarbonise the energy mix!” organised by Electriciens sans frontières (Blue Zone, Hall 6, French Pavilion).

FOCUS ON THE UN'S AWARD-WINNING PROJECT: IMPROVING THE ISLAND OF DOMINICA'S RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

In September 2017 Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Dominica. Following this dramatic event, Electriciens sans frontières installed “stand alone” photovoltaic kits, using renewable energy to secure an “emergency pocket” of power needs for six health centers on the island, with easily removable solar panels adapted for extreme weather conditions, enabling Dominica’s health centers to function normally even when the national grid breaks down. By using renewable energy, the project contributes directly to the reduction of carbon based energy sources in the country’s energy mix.

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This project was carried out with the support of the Fondation de France, the EDF Group Foundation, Schneider Electric and Capenergie.

OUR CONTACT AT COP 25: Jérémy Gallet, +33.6.69.69.80.06, jeremy.gallet@electriciens-sans-frontieres.org

PRESS CONTACT: Solène Vergerolle, +33.1.84.21.10.49, solene.vergerolle@electriciens-sans-frontieres.org

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