Seventeen countries that are home to one-fourth of the world’s population are under extremely high water stress, and the climate crisis compounds the problem. Although water is not an explicit component of the Paris Agreement, the United Nations notes that it is “an essential component of nearly all the mitigation and adaptation strategies.”
Over the past year, CLASP assessed the viability of introducing water efficiency policies in the world’s top-18 carbon-emitting economies in the appliances sector, focusing specifically on policies for faucets and showerheads. CLASP ranked each country by the relative urgency and potential for impactful policies based on factors such as hot water consumption, pressure on water resources, and projected population increases. CLASP also assessed the viability of successfully implementing water efficiency policies, based on prerequisites such as existing water or efficiency policies.
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Development of Efficiency Policy for Ultra High Definition Televisions in India
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In the In-Depth Assessment of Water Efficiency Opportunities in India report, CLASP and local partner Environmental Design Solutions investigated the viability of water efficiency policies in conserving water and mitigating associated carbon emissions from water heating.
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India Air Compressor Policy Report
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Lowering Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions from Electric Motors in Pakistan Through Efficiency Policy
This report quantifies the current status of the motor market in Pakistan, the potential impact of introducing a policy that initally only regulates large motors, and the practicality of doing so.
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Environmentally Harmful Dumping of Inefficient and Obsolete Air Conditioners in Africa
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