JOIN THE POWER 4 PEOPLE CAMPAIGN!
Take action to demand clean local energy for all!
After several hundred billion dollars have been spent on development aid for energy projects, 1.3 billion people remain without access to electricity. Meanwhile the World Bank and other international financiers plan to fund a new generation of megadams and fossil fuel projects that would bypass poor communities.
Decentralized solar, wind and micro-hydropower projects are better for expanding energy access to poor communities, have a small environmental footprint and protect the climate. With an international day of action on October 12, 2013, and other activities, the Power 4 People campaign calls on the World Bank and other institutions stop funding dirty energy projects and invest in clean local energy for all.
Here is how you can get involved:
- Send a message to World Bank President Kim demanding a shift away from funding destructive projects and toward clean local energy solutions that bring Power 4 People!
- Support the campaign on Twitter with the following Tweet: .@WorldBank stop funding destructive dams and fossil fuels, invest in clean local #Power4People http://bit.ly/Power4People
- Civil society organizations can endorse the Power 4 People call for action. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to do so.
- Donate to International Rivers to help support the campaign.
- Contact us here and we will inform you about other ways to take action for Power 4 People.
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- International Rivers is proud to be partnering with Amazon Watch, Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement, the International Accountability Project, the Institute for Policy Studies and other groups for this action.
- Power 4 People is part of the global month of action, Reclaim Power.