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  • 1.4 million
    the number of homes electrified through solar energy in Bangladesh
  • 700,000 to 900,000
    The tons of CO2 that are avoided annually due to proper disposal of municipal waste in Morocco
  • 200,000
    The number of commuters that uses Sub-Saharan Africa's first Bus Rapid Transport in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 22.9 million
    The record number of energy efficient light bulbs that was distributed for free in Mexico
  • 40
    billions of dollars to be mobilized by the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) for country-led low carbon growth
  • 16
    percent of global power comes from hydropower. It is the leading renewable source of electricity worldwide.
  • 2.3
    billion new cars could be added between 2005 and 2050. 80% of those cars would be driven in today's developing countries.
  • 2/3
    of the world’s coal reserves are in just four countries: the United States, first and foremost, followed by India, China and Russia.
  • 3
    gigatons of carbon (GtC) are removed by terrestrial ecosystems from the atmosphere every year.
  • 90%
    of projected increases in global energy consumption, coal use, and energy-related CO2 emissions over the next 20 years will likely be in developing countries.
  • 86%
    of the land in Sub-Saharan Africa is moisture-stressed.
  • 78
    million more people are added to the world’s population every year.
  • 15k
    liters of water are required to produce 1 kg of boneless beef in feedlot beef production systems in the US. This is the same amount of water used in about 200 ten minute showers.
  • 2030
    By this year, 90 million more people in Africa alone will be exposed to malaria.
  • 150k
    people have died every year in recent years due to climate change.
  • 15
    of the world’s 20 megacities are in low-elevation coastal zones at risk from rising sea levels.
  • 2°C
    temperature rise above pre-industrial levels means 1 to 2 billion more people suffering from increased water stress and 100 to 400 million more people at risk of hunger.
  • 60
    million people will be threatened by a 1 m rise in sea level. Such a rise also threatens more than $200 billion in assets in developing countries alone.
  • 50%
    of global carbon emissions were emitted by high-income countries (home to one-sixth of the world’s population) in 2005.
  • 2.6%
    Percentage of global carbon emissions emitted by low-income countries (consisting of 1.2 billion people) in 2005.
  • 2.2
    tons of CO2 are emitted per year, from energy use and land-use change, by each person in low-income countries. 5.6 & 15.4 tons are emitted by residents of middle- & high-income countries, respectively.
  • 80
    to 120 million people are at risk of hunger due to climate change, 70-80% will be in Africa (UNFCCC)
  • 950
    natural catastrophes occurred in 2007, compared to 850 in 2006, a 12% increase (International Union for Conservation of Nature).
  • 150K
    deaths can already be attributed to climate change annually (World Health Organization 2007).