Solvatten Winner of Urban Poor UNFCCC

Friday, December 18, 2015

Swedish Solvatten has been awarded the prestigious “Momentum for Change Lighthouse Award” spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat, UNFCCC. This award shines a light on game changing activities across the globe that are moving the world toward a sustainable, low-carbon future. Solvatten provides energy efficiency and safe water for the people most vulnerable to climate change.

We are very proud and excited to receive this UN validation and prestigious recognition. Together we can better the lives of millions of people around the world. Solvatten is like a toolbox that adresses all 17 Sustainable Development Goals and we already work in partnership with governments, organisations and business to increase the number of users.

— Petra Wadström, Founder, CEO and inventor of Solvatten.

Our award-winning project recognized by the UNFCC project was implemented in Kenya’s urban slums thanks to funding through the Nordic Climate Facility financed by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and administered by NEFCO. The project was implemented together with local partner the Institute of Environment and Water Management.

Key facts of the project

2,592 Solvatten systems hav e been distributed and sold in Kenya, benefitting 12,900 people in Nairobi’s urban slums.

22,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced in Nairobi’s urban slums after four years of Solvatten use.

Almost 30,000 litres of water per Solvatten system have been treated since 2012.

More than 42,000 Solvatten systems are used daily by more than 200,000 people around the world.