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Green refrigerators in Swaziland

May 26, 2010

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Project size: 70,000 refrigerators per year
Investment: 3.4 million euros ($4.17 million)
Carbon savings: 29,000 tons per year

Swaziland, a small kingdom in southern Africa, is one of the poorest regions in the world. Most residents depend on farming and cattle grazing for their livelihood. Only a few own cars. They aren't responsible for climate change but Swaziland has been hard hit by the consequences – rising temperatures and drought. Appliances that keep food and medicines cool are hugely important. One of the few factories in the country now produces refrigerators and freezers in an environmentally-friendly way. And the appliances are powered by solar energy.

A film by Inga Sieg

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