Energy-efficient appliances, lighting and equipment are key to climate-resilient development. Sitting at the nexus of three global priorities—climate change mitigation, climate change resilience, and sustainable development—efficient appliances can help lower greenhouse gas emissions globally and improve the quality of life for the 3.6 billion people living in regions that are highly vulnerable to climate change.
This report makes the case for prioritizing appliances in efforts to promote climate resilient development. It estimates appliance access gaps at the national level in Africa for five appliances: refrigerators, televisions, fans, air conditioners, and solar water pumps. The report closes with a summary of what is needed to bridge existing access gaps for African nations. Read the full report to learn more.
A full analysis of global appliance access gaps for ten appliances will be presented in CLASP’s forthcoming Net Zero Heroes report, scheduled for publication in late November 2023.
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