Sign the Petition to

Ms. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC

Dear Ms. Figueres,

We the under signed, beg you kindly to also share this petition with:
H.E. Mr. Marcin Korolec, Minister of the Environment of Poland and President of COP 19 and CMP 9.

in cooperation with the participants and attendees of "The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties" (COP19) and "The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change" (UNFCCC)) in Warsaw, Poland.

Petition:
An appeal aimed at electrifying 600 schools, in poor, rural areas of the least developed countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with solar power.

As a sign of good will! We the undersigned, heartily appeal to you to endorse the goal of our petition, which is aimed at electrifying 600 schools in poor, rural areas of Africa, Asia and Latin America, with solar power. Our cost estimation for 600 units of the 30kw/h Off Grid Solar PV System, is about 30 million dollars.

We explain, herewith, our motives to launch this petition as follows:

First, climate change aggravates the already dire living conditions of the people in these areas and manifests itself as a catastrophe, which we believe should be dealt with accordingly. In other words, direct, drastic measures should be taken, and should not be entrusted to routine national develepment schemes.

Second, we believe, electrifying schools in these areas would serve as a starting point for a holistic approach to address crucial issues such as, health care (e.g. solar water pasteurization; portable solar units for midwives), combating illiteracy, food security through trickle irrigation, and a work-based route to teach skills in the field of solar and renewable energy.

Furthermore, we cherish the hope, that these schools will serve as "contact points" for these communities and thus connect them with their fellow humans all over the world. In this way, a new channel would be created through which solidarity activites, assistance, and participation from individuals, NGOs and other organizations can flow.

Third, for overseeing the implementation of this initiative, we suggest a body composed of representatives from UN organizations (UNICEF, WHO, UNESCO, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food), as well as representatives from NGOs and Civil Society Organizations, in order to guarantee direct, transparent, and fair impelmentation. This body, acting as "legal representative", should set a name and a bank account for the program.

What better gift of recurring joy, could we send to these communities?

Thank you, we remain humbly and sincerely at your service,

Signed,

Ahmed-Rashid Mohamed

How this will help

Please support us in this effort, because we believe that electrifying schools in these areas would serve as a starting point for a holistic approach to address crucial issues such as, health care...

Please support us in this effort, because we believe that electrifying schools in these areas would serve as a starting point for a holistic approach to address crucial issues such as, health care (e.g. solar water pasteurization; portable solar units for midwives), combating illiteracy, food security through trickle irrigation, and a work-based route to teach skills in the field of solar and renewable energy.

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