With temperatures rising, underserved communities are highly vulnerable to risks related to livelihoods, food security, health, water supply and human security. As the risks intensify, pushing more people into poverty, communities need resilient solutions now.
Current approaches to developmental needs, when not seen through an energy lens, are becoming contributors to climate risks.
SELCAP calls for an approach that prioritizes the needs of vulnerable populations who are currently at the center of the two greatest challenges that humankind is facing today — poverty and climate.
It advocates for a need-based approach which prioritizes minimizing the current and future transaction costs of said communities.
Keeping interest of all stakeholders in mind, SELCAP is keen on developing an array of solutions that empower the poor to adapt to climate change while also setting on a new trajectory of optimized development by transitioning to sustainable energy and mitigating future emissions.
Keeping the communities interest at the center, we aim to
Advocate for a bottom's up approach to innovate climate-friendly technology
Move towards renewable energy transition through a demand driven lens
Promote more decentralized solutions that help communities
Reduce vulnerability to future climate risks
The poorest pay ‘three times more for energy than the richest’. Many of these calculations don’t account for opportunities lost or indirect costs of expensive and unreliable energy. SELCAP aims to implement sustainable solutions across sectors, communities, institutions, partners and collaborators.