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- Energy for all Energy is vital for poverty reduction because it gives people the power to improve their lives.
Practical Action works with people in poor communities to improve their quality of life today and for generations to come. We actively engage with local people to come up with innovative, practical solutions, which address their real needs.
But it is often only when action is taken in the developed world; when constituents are knocking on the doors of MPs; when shareholders are meeting with CEOs; when the media is full of an issue that large-scale change occurs.
Practical Action aims to challenge some of the underlying causes of poverty by campaigning to influence behaviour change and national and international policies and practices.
Without action now, we are facing an average temperature rise of 4c by the end of the century. That means one thing for families in the developing world: disaster.
Whilst Practical Action is already working with these families and communities to enable them to adapt to the changing climate, we need your help to change the society we live in.
Energy for all
1.4 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity and 2.5 billion still rely on collecting fuels like firewood for cooking and heating.
We want to achieve the UN goal of Energy for All by 2030, but most people aren't even aware that energy poverty is a problem!
Practical Action's public awareness and campaigning work on climate change and poverty reduction is funded by European Commission DG Development. More »