Member - Microsol

Microsol is a social business that aims at providing cleaner energy solutions to the poorest populations in LatinAmerica

Type Company
Founded 2008
Company Size 12
Member Type
Founders Arthur Laurent
Headquarters 75020 Paris, France
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Microsol is a social business that aims at providing cleaner energy solutions to the poorest populations in Latin America, which are also the most vulnerable to climate change. Since 2008 and based on the mechanism of carbon finance, Microsol has the ambition of improving millions of people's lives by giving them access to clean cooking technologies, which it identified as a great entry point to address other issues such as access to clean water and sanitation, education, poverty and food security. Today, it has developed knowledge and expertise for 10 years on energy solutions in rural areas in Latin America, and collaborates with local and international organizations from the public and private sectors as well as from the civil society. Its first Programme of Activities (which pioneered as the first improved cookstoves Gold Standard programme to generate carbon credits) is Qori Q'oncha and was acknowledged by the United Nations Development Programme as the best solution for poor families to access carbon finance. This first programme's success led to the creation of a 2nd programme covering Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. To this day, Microsol's programmes have allowed to avoid the emission of over 2.1 million tonnes of CO2 and support around 700 000 people by improving their daily lives.
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Headquarters 75020 Paris, France

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean water and sanitation
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Affordable and clean energy
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
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SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Microsol

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.

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