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INFORSE Synergies Across Continents
Global NGO Network Cooperation Project in
East & West Africa, South Asia and Latin America
2022 - 2023

Local Solutions Proposed for Climate Action & Development and PoliciesNEWS: Launch Publication: 30 August, 2023
Local Solutions Proposed for Climate Action & Development and Policies to Promote & Scale-up Local Sustainable Energy Solutions
Developed by INFORSE Coordinators in South Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe.
The 92-page Publication is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French on the INFORSE's Project web site.

Download the English version:
- Publication in English (92 pages, 7.5 MB pdf)

Advocacy material from the members online:
- Solar Dryer by Mitraniketan in India (pdf, 2 pages)
- Clean cooking by PDAP in Bangladesh (pdf, 2 pages)

To solve the climate crisis, while supporting sustainable development and poverty reduction, we need a people-centred approach as well as sustainable solutions on a human scale. We need more local, affordable energy and climate solutions. Some countries already have local solutions in their climate plans and in their NDCs, but too many other countries still assign low priorities to these local solutions. In all countries, implementation of local solutions is an issue. INFORSE is tackling such obstacles, in part, through its programs of training in advocacy for local solutions. Particularly for South Asia, Africa, and Latin America, the INFORSE Coordinators have developed educational materials and are training INFORSE members We have identified 12 important local solutions that should be part of climate and development plans, especially in the world regions in focus.

The 12 Important Local Climate- and Energy Solutions:
1. Improved cookstoves, to reduce biomass overconsumption and to make cooking cleaner for the hundreds of millions who still rely on traditional biomass use and who cannot afford expensive alternatives.
2. High-efficiency improved cookstoves. Next generation of cookstoves with over 50% efficiency.
3. Biogas, household scale. Clean alternative to traditional energy sources, for families with animals.
4. High-efficiency electric (e) pressure cookers, replace, with very little electricity use, charcoal and other cooking fuels, where electricity is available.
5. Efficient charcoal making, avoiding the huge energy waste of traditional charcoal production, particularly in Africa.
6. Briquettes from biomass/agri-waste and from charcoal dust, reducing unsustainable biomass use through more sustainable alternatives.
7. Solar home systems, to provide electricity for millions who still lack it.
8. Mini-grids, to provide electricity for all purposes in villages and towns outside electric grids or with weak electricity connections.
9. Increasing the efficiency of light- and power use, to reduce the consumption of electricity without reducing its benefits; optimization measures can lower power demand by 30%-80%..
10. Electric two-wheelers to replace the millions of fossil-fueled scooters that are driving up fossil-fuel demands and costs in many developing countries.
11. Electric three-wheelers, to replace fossil-fuel driven“tuk-tuk”s and other small vehicles for local transport.
12. Solar dryers, to preserve food and to replacing fossil-fuel and electric drying.

INFORSE Synergies Across Continents - Global Cooperation Project - 2022-2023

Global Cooperation - Webinars - Training Material on Local Sustainable Solutions
In the framework of the project we organised a series of webinars and developed training material on local, sustainable energy solutions that are important for a transition to sustainable energy as well as for the development and poverty reduction. The webinars were organised by the INFORSE Regional Coordinators involving INFORSE members and development of training material.

Project Partners:
Regional coordinators of International Networks for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE) in East Africa, West Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.
INFORSE-East Africa; Tatedo, Tanzania,
- INFORSE West Africa: ENDA-Energy, Senegal;
- INFORSE South Asia: INSEDA in India
- INFORSE Latin America: REDES in Argentina, and LIMA in Brazil

Project Duration: 2022- 2023

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The Project Coordinator:
DIB, Denmark and INFORSE Secretariat att. Gunnar Boye Olesen.
In South Asia, the coordinator is Sanjiv Nathan, INFORSE-South Asia, INSEDA, India

The Project is Supported by:
Civil Society fund of CISU - Civil Society in Development, Denmark.