End poverty in all its forms, everywhere.
Reduce poverty by half by 2030.
In many parts of the world, household fuel expenditures can run as high as 30% of a family’s annual income.
Paradigm clean energy products reduce household income expended on fuel and clean water provision by 40 to 60% saving families up to 15% of their household income for school fees, food, farm inputs and other vital needs.
Good Health and Well-Being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
End preventable child deaths by 2030.
Reduce the number of pollution related deaths and illnesses by 2030.
Lower respiratory disease and pneumonia caused by Indoor Air pollution is the leading cause of death in children under 5. In fact, 4 million women and children die annually from the effects of indoor cooking on an open fire.
Paradigm clean cookstoves reduce the toxic emissions from open fire cooking by up to 70%, significantly reducing the incidence of coughing, burning and itchy eyes, and ultimately lower respiratory disease.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life.
Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws.
Paradigm’s distribution and sales businesses in the developing world focus on hiring, training and advancing women. More than 70% of the workforce in the developing world globally, including key management positions, are women.
Paradigm’s product line is also focused on issues pertinent to women. Cookstoves, solar lights and other household products empower women in the home by creating financial and time savings that can be repurposed in ways that better their own and their family’s lives.
Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.
By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.
By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.
Clean water is vital to life. According to the World Health Organization, water borne diseases cause roughly 1.5 million deaths annually.
Where these programs show strong synergies, Paradigm executes clean water programs in conjunction with clean energy programs to provide a more holistic intervention in target communities.
In communities where Paradigm deploys clean water programs in the form of household filters or community dispensers, access to clean water increases by 90%+ on average, and the incidence of water-borne disease is dramatically reduced.
Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.
By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programs of support.
Clean energy is at the heart of the Paradigm Business model. Our clean energy businesses increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy in the cooking, lighting and water treatment sectors.
With every new home we reach, we help provide smart, modern solutions for cooking and lighting, and we save families, time, money and headache all while helping to improve their health.
Our unique direct-to-consumer distribution system reaches formerly isolated communities who have not had access to products like these in the past.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible.
Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities.
Paradigm’s clean energy products not only improve the lives of our customers, they also dramatically reduce GHG emissions. Up to 25% of global GHG emissions are generated by the poor simply undertaking the daily activities necessary for their survival. Our business model provides modern solutions to these needs in ways that advance the global effort to combat climate change.
Through detailed monitoring, measurement and 3rd party verification of direct GHG emission reductions derived from the ongoing use of our clean energy products, we generate Gold Standard Verified Emission Reductions and Certified Emission Reductions that corporate partners can use to reduce their carbon footprint. GHG offset revenue is then used to scale our programs, exponentially increasing the impacts we can make globally.
Life on Land
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally.
Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.
Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems.
Forest cover around the developing world is disappearing at an alarming rate. With over 3 billion people in this world still cooking every meal over an open fire using wood or charcoal as their main fuel source, a future without change in that area looks bleak.
Paradigm’s efficient stove products reduce wood and charcoal consumption by 40 to 60% from their first day of use, mitigating the destruction of forest cover and bio diverse ecosystems in the developing world.
The introduction of modern, clean energy products also enables direct, consumer education on the dangers of climate change and unmanaged land use.