03 Jun '12, 4pm

Carbon for Water: A New Sustainable Finance Model Saves Live... via @justmeans

Carbon for Water: A New Sustainable Finance Model Saves Live... via @justmeans

An innovative carbon finance scheme tackles several issues at once: climate change, deforestation, poverty, disease and lack of clean water Clean water is something that most people take for granted. You probably just have to go to your kitchen and turn on the tap. But almost 1 billion people (about 1 in every 8 individuals) don't have access to clean water. The Water Project says that lack of access to clean water is "one of the greatest causes of poverty in Africa [and] also the most overlooked" problems.[1] The organization notes that the United Nations estimates that "Sub-Saharan Africa alone loses 40 billion hours per year collecting water; that's the same as a whole year's worth of labor by France's entire workforce."[2] Between clean water and wages, what would you choose? DIRTY WATER = DEATH But the lack of clean water doesn't just keep people mired in poverty—it a...

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