Shining a light on the urban poor and climate change

Kelly Rigg, chair of the Momentum For Change Advisory Panel, says the process of selecting the nine Lighthouse Activities for the Momentum for Change was a difficult, but worthwhile task.   More...



Meet the Momentum for Change Advisory Panel

The Momentum for Change Advisory Panel is made up of senior experts from various fields, all with relevant experience in climate change and/or development projects.   More...


Solar Sister delivers entrepreneurial activities and clean energy door to door

Solar Sister is an innovative social enterprise with the mission to achieve sustainable, scalable impact at the nexus of women’s empowerment, energy poverty and climate change. It empowers women with economic opportunity and clean energy. It combines the breakthrough potential of portable solar technology with a women driven direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to a range of communities without reliable electricity access.   More...


Activity helps Senegal reclaim lost coastline

Adaptation to coastal erosion in vulnerable areas, is a coastal protection activity implemented in Senegal by the Centre de Suivi Ecologique. The activity is to protect the coastal areas of Rufisque, Saly and Joal – all just outside Senegal’s capital Dakar – against further erosion by sea level rise and storm surges.   More...


Public transportation in Sri Lanka
goes electric

Seeing electric vehicles as the best way to improve air quality in the city of Colombo, this innovative project has developed a pilot fleet of electric buses and three-wheel rickshaws to navigate traffic.   More...


Accessible Ahmedabad brings
efficient public transport and better
access for all

For a city with a population of over 5.5 million, commuting options were limited. What was required was an affordable public transport network that would enable people to reach their destinations and decrease the need for car usage. The Ahmedabad bus rapid transport system does this..   More...


Peru activity turns traditional red
bricks green

In Latin America, artisanal brick makers use fuel that has a high environmental impact in kilns with low energy efficiency. Enter the activity Energy efficiency in artisanal brick kilns in Latin America (EELA), which aims to reduce the carbon footprint of traditional brick making, while at the same time improving the businesses of local artisans.   More...


Life Straw creates clean water using carbon credits

Access to clean drinking water is a problem in many parts of Africa, and its purification is a problem for the environment. Dirty water often must be boiled to purify it, requiring fuel from unsustainable and costly sources, like wood or kerosene. In Kenya, LifeStraw® Carbon For Water™, has found a method to combat this. LifeStraw® is an easy to set up and maintain water purification system that uses no fuel.   More...


Guangzhou bus rapid transit combines bus and bicycles for efficient transport

The Guangzhou Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) is the first metro replacement level transportation system outside of South America. It features a range of innovative features including: the first high capacity BRTS worldwide to operate direct service routes; no bus terminals nor interchanges; and usage of mainly 12-meter buses.   More...


Nepal activity turns organic waste into compost and carbon credits

The organic waste composting in Nepal aims to process organic waste and turn it into compost that can be used by the local community in Kathmandu. Through composting, the activity – developed by the private company Biocomp Nepal in cooperation with non-profit foundation myclimate – reduces emissions otherwise caused by traditional landfills.   More...


Holistic approach to adaptation helps Namibia communities cope with climate change

This adaptation activity provides six climate change coping strategies for vulnerable urban communities. The strategies include: the innovation and use of energy-efficient stoves (the EzyStove), agro-forestry and vegetable production under a micro drip. The activity helps sustain food security and income generation with no adverse impacts to the land and other natural resources.   More...