Climate and sustainable development expert ClimateCare has once again been awarded the title Environmental Finance Best Project Developer – Public Health. The award was created four years ago to acknowledge the growing movement towards integrated climate and sustainable development projects, and has been won every year by ClimateCare since that time.

“As a project developer specialising in programmes that deliver both Development and Climate outcomes, we are delighted that our ability to create positive health outcomes has once again been recognised by our clients, peers and competitors in the market” says ClimateCare’s CEO Edward Hanrahan

Over the last year ClimateCare has seen growing interest from government and businesses wanting to deliver measurable health and wider social impacts through its multiple impact projects and has recently launched a number of new clean cooking, safe water and solar energy projects with partners from DFID to Jaguar Land Rover. It has also opened a new office in India to respond to demand for projects there.

“To date ClimateCare has worked with partners to improve 16.5 million lives, but that’s only part of the story – the real impacts are the individual people and families whose lives have been transformed through our work” says Hanrahan.

Tyson Simiya with safe water purifier
Tyson Simiya now has safe water to drink at school thanks to a project funded by Jaguar Land Rover that will provide safe water to 300,000 school children in the Bungoma region of Kenya, helping improve pupil’s health, education and employment prospects.

Why does this approach work?

“Simple household interventions can have a dramatic impact on health” explains ClimateCare’s Project Director Tom Morton.

Just last month, research by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics showed that pneumonia has killed more Kenyans that malaria in the past year, and that people who use kerosene, animal waste, charcoal and wood fuel for lighting and cooking – especially in rural Kenya – are more likely to die from pneumonia [1].

Working with ClimateCare, organisations can fund programmes to quickly and cost effectively cut indoor air pollution by making solar power, efficient stoves and gravity fed water filters affordable for families – reducing the risk of pneumonia, diarrhoea and other diseases.

ClimateCare’s award winning funding models and market based approach bring the best of business thinking to sustainable development, meaning its clients see their money creating impact at scale and leaving a lasting legacy.

ClimateCare’s project pipeline includes immediate opportunities for corporates and governments to work together, delivering positive health, economic and environmental impacts:

  • Reduce the risk of waterborne disease by providing safe water to homes, schools and health centres across key areas of sub-Saharan Africa, India and South East Asia
  • Cut indoor air pollution by making clean cooking solutions and solar energy affordable to base of pyramid households.

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[1] Daily nation, May 20, 2016 Survey: Pneumonia a top killer