Renewable Energy Projects Receive UNEP Prize
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4 June 2008: Projects from Peru and Lao People’s Democratic Republic recently received the Sasakawa Prize, a prestigious award from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

The Prize, which aims to incentivize sustainable and replicable grassroots environmental efforts, focused this year on “moving towards a low carbon economy.” Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, speaking about the […]

4 June 2008: Projects from Peru and Lao People’s Democratic
Republic recently received the Sasakawa Prize, a prestigious award from the UN
Environment Programme (UNEP). The Prize,
which aims to incentivize sustainable and replicable grassroots environmental
efforts, focused this year on “moving towards a low carbon economy.”

Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, speaking about the
prize said, “Addressing the monumental energy challenge of the 21st
century involves practical projects at ground level that bring tangible changes
to the way people live.” Both of the winning projects, Sunlabob Rural
Energy Ltd (Lao) and Practical Action (Peru), aim to bring renewable energy to
remote villages. Each project will receive US$ 100,000. [UNEP
Press Release
] [UNEP Sasakawa Prize
website
]

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