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Jun 13, 2006
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
 We want to point out that for many low income development countries struggling with foreign debt, the import of fossile fuels constitute a heavy burden on these countries national economies

We therefore urge the UN, and especially the UNDP to target this issue, especially by adapting renewable energy usage from local sources when available in their activities in low income countries ... and when no possible sources is avalaible, to actively seek to initiate projects for production of renewable energy.

We urge all international and national development agencies, as well as NGO's active in low income countries to participate in this.

In the future, farmers will harvest not only food and crops for trading, but also energy crops. PV systems can provide high quality lighting, windpower can pump water or generate electricity, and plant oil can be used to provide heavy duty mechanical power necessary for agricultural processing, tractors, and transportation. The local production means local employment, and local generation of income.

These new enterprises can meet the energy needs of under-served populations while reducing the environmental and health consequences of existing energy use, particularly low quality biomass fuels such as wood and dung.

We would like to intiate projects that can catalyse local economic growth & sustainable development by working in partnership with rural populations and local entrepreneurs. We vision a high level of networking - bringing people and organizations together in sharing the vision, foster cooperation and coordination of their activities.

What we see need to be done:
* Training and tools to help entrepreneurs start and develop clean energy businesses
* Enterprise start-up support in areas such as business planning, structuring and financing
* Seed capital for early stage enterprise development
* Partnerships with banks and NGOs involved in rural energy development

More info:

http://www.freewebs.com/tcfactory/greeningways/


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