Global Indigenous clean energy action!
The place of Indigenous Peoples was affirmed in United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) which was ratified by almost every country worldwide, including Canada.
The ICE Social Enterprise’s Global Hub is focused on promoting global Indigenous clean energy cooperation as a powerful means to give force to UNDRIP through Indigenous leadership and communities across the Planet.
The Global Hub’s activities are an expression that the World’s 350 million Indigenous people should play a central role in the global transition to a clean energy future.
- Indigenous communities occupy island -coastal zones and unconnected locations throughout continents.
- There are 1.2 billion people unconnected to electricity grids.
- Island and coastal communities are drastically affected by climate change and are heavily reliant on fossil fuels.
The Three Island Energy (TIE) Initiative focuses on accelerating the development and diffusion of advanced renewable power-storage micro grids as a core element of global climate action, as well as advancing key SDG’s, including clean energy availability and affordability.
The TIE Initiative recognizes that renewable power micro grids are an essential facet of energy sustainability for three core types of communities – Indigenous and Island-Coastal Communities, and populations in Unelectrified Communities unconnected to main electricity girds. Such communities lack clean energy access A situation that negatively impacts on livelihoods and economic development – perpetuating energy poverty.