HEDON acknowledges these differences and promoting access to clean and sustainable energy sources and technologies, reduces the drudgery of fuel-collection for women, and the health risks associated with indoor air pollution, particularly for women and children. .
CARBON & CLIMATE
Any practice that mitigates this process by decreasing the use of fossil fuels helps to keep the raise in temperatures under control. Since the warming up process has already started adaptation of human way of life to the changed environment is fundamental especially for the poorest communities, already living of fragile and under-productive ecosystems.
HEDON shares knowledge and information on improved energy services, and helps to create a virtuous circle: cleaner fuels and more efficient technologies, productive end-uses so that those in poverty can learn of ways to make an income, issues around carbon finance and how it can help to access more funds to support improved energy services.
At the same time, schools can be an excellent forum for disseminating information about the benefits of improved energy provision in the home.
In addition, learning can be supported by the availability of electricity for lighting (enabling study in the evening time), and the power for computers and the internet.
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As oil and fossil fuels are finite they will become harder and harder to extract and use, increasing costs and impacting the poor hardest. Eventually the energy system on which many depend on will have to change and shift to alternative renewable sources. Household energy technologies can bridge this gap preventing the poorest from suffering during a period of significant and rapid change.
Moving water is essential to bring it from its source to an accessible point for people to use. This is both vertical movement from the ground source to the surface, or to a storage unit, and horizontal movement from a distant source to a more populous or needed locations. A reliable source of energy is imperative to ensure people's basic need of clean, accessible water. The treatment of water too can involve an energy requirement to aerate and move the water through filtration devices ensuring it’s safe for consumption.
HEDON members working to promote and disseminate Renewable energy and energy efficient technologies help to reduce energy demands by the population, enabling a higher standard of living and GDP to be maintained, whilst reducing the energy required for it to be maintained. Sustainable household energy technologies are one means of making this a reality in the lives of these additional billions of people.
MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
- MDG 1: Poverty and hunger (fertilizers, pesticides, mechanized agriculture, food preparation and distribution)
- MDG 2: Education (light for studying, time freed from household chores)
- MDG 3: Gender (household energy is greatly related to women)
- MDG 4,5,6: Child mortality/Maternal health/ Combat diseases (indoor air pollution due to cooking with charcoal, heavy household chores)
- MDG 7: Environmental sustainability (clean, renewable, sustainable energy and energy efficiency)
- MDG 8: Global Partnership for Development (HEDON household energy community of practice)