Climate resilience is the ability of communities to:
In addition, women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than men, so it is important to identify gender-sensitive strategies that can reduce the environmental and humanitarian tragedies caused by global warming.
We view this as climate justice and a right to development.
Miller Center has worked with more than 570 social enterprises, of which more than 50% provide solutions — in clean water, energy, health, and sustainable rural development sectors — aimed at coping with climate change disruptions.
Since 2014, GACC and Miller Center have partnered to support the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels through the development of clean cookstove entrepreneurs in the GSBI Accelerator and GSBI Online programs, and through several GSBI Boost workshops. This year, 50% of the GACC awards went to Miller Center GSBI Alumni.
Global Social Benefit Fellows work side-by-side with social enterprises focused on climate resilience.
Miller Center and New Ventures (NV) of India have partnered together to help distributed renewable energy companies provide clean energy to 1 million Indians by 2018. The project is supported by USAID under the Energy Access Investment Readiness Program. The GSBI will mentor and coach entrepreneurs and NVI will facilitate the investment of $41 million to the enterprises to help scale their businesses.
Benefits to Social Entrepreneurs:
Benefit to Investors:
What Types of Clean Energy Companies Can Participate?
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