In Kenya, 85 percent of the population has no electricity. Riots recently erupted in Pakistan over ten hour power cuts. India and China turn to often environmentally disastrous dams to feed their underpowered grids.
The grid will likely not reach the remote corners of Mongolia or the vast rural plains of Kenya, but the wind and sun do.
They are some of the world’s cultural icons and richest ecosystems.
Established in 1972 at a United Nations convention, today the list of World Heritage sites has ballooned to 936 in 153 countries.
UNESCO has come under increasing pressure and criticism for its World Heritage campaign.