Promoting Sustainable Energy: Wind, Solar & Hydro
28 February 2023
According to the IEA, world electricity demand will have increased by 70% by 2040 - its share of final energy use rising from 18 to 24% during the same period – driven mainly by the emerging economies of India, China, Africa, the Middle East and South-East Asia.
In partnership with the LORRIS Foundation, Sri Lanka, Stanley Group works to install sustainable, clean energy infrastructure in some of the most endangered and at-risk areas of northeast Sri Lanka.
The wet zone in Sri Lanka is considered as the world's highest populated biodiversity hotspot and contains the highest percentage of endangered and endemic species within Sri Lanka. Several protected areas have been designated by the FD and/or DWC. However, these have limited enforcement and are often heavily encroached by villages.
There are clear opportunities to tackle the drivers of biodiversity loss by increasing the capacity to protect, monitor and manage protected areas and incentivise communities to conserve forest resources by switching from dirty or fossil fuels (wood, kerosene, rubber) to more sustainable and eco-friendly fuels such as solar, hydro and wind energies.
Reducing reliance on fossil fuels for basic living needs
28 February 2023
Developing clean and renewable energy and innovative technology can help solve this problem. The Stanley Group Foundation works with low-income and poverty-stricken geographies around the globe to reduce reliance on fossil fuels for basic living needs such as cooking, heating, sanitation and basic transport, and we work protect people and wildlife from harmful fossil fuels through legislation by advocating for the development of clean energy.
Eliminating poverty through education
28 February 2023
Over ten years since the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War, the country is still bearing the consequences of the decades-long conflict and uneven development. With the addition of the devastating 2004 Tsunami, the negative impacts add up: disrupted learning, dislocation of communities, unsafe environments, mass trauma, and a lack of government and civil society capacity to deal with many development issues. Whilst we are not in a humanitarian phase anymore, the development phase we are now in requires actors to build capacity of civil society and government, and not to withdraw. This is the gap that Street Child seeks to fill.
Communities across the North and East of Sri Lanka have in particular been disempowered and devastated by decades of conflict and marginalised from the development of the post-conflict era. The COVID-19 pandemic is aggravating an existing education crisis, which threatens to worsen post-conflict inequalities by depriving children of life opportunities.
Partnering with grassroots organisations in Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka, including the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, Stanley Group is rapidly responding to the learning needs of the most marginalised students. These students’ opportunities for continued education have been severely affected by prolonged school closure and a lack of alternative methods for learning during the COVID-19 crisis.
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