This article was written for “Tiempo”, a newsletter on climate and economic development. It provides information on solar thermal water heating programs targeted for low-income families in Brazil.
Solar thermal technology has the potential to significantly offset the impact of climate change by reducing the future amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the authors argue. However, this technology is used less in Brazil than in other countries due to financial and technical restraints. The authors propose using revenue from the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism to help finance overcoming these barriers to entry.
This article offers a practical and “ready-to-go” way for developing nations to expand the use of solar thermal technologies in a way that helps their low-income citizen.
Author: Steven Kaufman, Samuel Milton, and Délcio Rodrigues
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