A scheme backed and supported by the UK’s Department for International Development is set to be the source of much happiness after it was announced it is bringing household solar systems to remote, rural areas of Tanzania.
We often take for granted the facilities we have available in our homes and we even have such luxuries in our glamping accommodation. However, there are some less fortunate people in the world, and the new initiative, which provides financing to businesses who provide solar technology to people living in remote areas will help them to be facilitated with clean energy. This comes as part of UK aid funding assigned to assist in tackling climate change.
The government has confirmed that it’s hoping to help spur on the start of a solar revolution across the continent of Africa, in order to help bring electricity to the two-thirds of people in sub-Saharan Africa currently living their lives without access to power, and without having to rely on fossil fuels such as coal.
As it stands, the UK will have spent £3.87 billion in just short of five years between April 2011 and March 2016 on climate aid alone. And now they have pledged an additional £5.8 billion from 2016 to 2021.
The UN has stated that it wants developed nations to spend £66bn annually derived from public and private finances for assisting poor countries as they look to develop without following the same polluting route as the rich countries.