"The Rockefeller Foundation and the IKEA Foundation join forces to set up a historic $1 billion global platform to fight climate change and energy poverty", says Dr. Rajiv Shah, President of the Rockefeller Foundation. "The platform aims to reduce 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions and to empower 1 billion people with distributed renewable energy."
In a special English edition of "Der Große Neustart" - the German podcast series by Sibylle Barden, Dr. Shah talks about the urgent need to deliver clean and reliable power to the 800 million people worldwide who lack electricity. "We need a new Covid Charter", he says and is ready to re-imagine the Bretton Woods institutions: "Multilateral development banks can lend far more if allowed. They could unlock up to a trillion dollars in new lending while still maintaining their AAA ratings." He also talks about the difficult transformation of his organisation to become "part of the solution to solve the climate change issues of our time."
For more information on the $1 billion platform: https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org, http://ikeafoundation.org
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