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Net Zero Heroes Event: The Essential Appliances for Climate Action
On November 28, CLASP hosted a launch webinar for our landmark publication Net Zero Heroes. Watch the recording to learn more about the affordable, efficient appliances that must be at the heart of all climate action.
Find CLASP at COP28 in Dubai, UAE
From 30 November – 12 December, CLASP will participate in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
New Research Highlights Urgent Need to Supercharge Efficiency of 10 “Net Zero Hero” Appliances to Meet Climate Goals
CLASP launched Net Zero Heroes: Scaling Efficient Appliances for Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation & Resilience - a new report illustrating the impacts and potentials of the appliance sector in the fight against the climate crisis.
New Report Reveals Shortage of Appliance Efficiency Policies in NDCs
Despite its massive climate mitigation potential, appliance efficiency is often left out of nationally determined contributions to the Paris Agreement, CLASP analysis shows.
Global Leaders Agree to Full Phase-Out of Fluorescent Lighting
Delegates to the Minamata Convention on Mercury address triple planetary crisis with fluorescent lamp phase-out.
The Global Appliance Stocktake
Getting on track to meet appliance efficiency goals may seem daunting, but governments already have the solutions on hand.
The contribution from CLASP has been instrumental in the process for setting ecodesign and energy labelling requirements on televisions and computer monitors.Paolo Tosoratti
Policy Officer, Energy Efficiency; European Commission
CLASP’s #NetZeroHeroes hit back at the climate crisis with actionable solutions
This November 2023, CLASP will celebrate the people and appliance heroes that are vital for mitigating the climate crisis and promoting equitable resilience; they are the #NetZeroHeroes.
International Clean Air Day: 6 Tips to Reduce Air Pollution in Your Kitchen
September 7th is the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, the perfect occasion to improve the air quality in your kitchen.
Find CLASP at the Africa Climate Summit 2023
Between September 4 -6, CLASP attended the Africa Climate Summit, convened by the African Union (AU) and hosted by the Government of Kenya.
Innovative Financing Facility Supports 18 Productive Use Companies in Africa
The Productive Use Appliance Financing Facility provides procurement subsidies and capacity-building grants to 18 small and medium-sized companies selling productive use appliances (PUAs) in East, West and Central Africa.
CLASP Celebrates Women in Engineering Day!
For this year’s International Women in Engineering Day, CLASP is highlighting members of our team who represent some of the brightest, most innovative minds in the fight for people and the planet.
Kenya Launches First National Cooling Action Plan
To promote sustainable cooling solutions amidst rising temperatures, Kenya has introduced a comprehensive five-year National Cooling Action Plan.
Minimizing Energy Losses: Botswana Increases Efficiency for Distribution Transformers
In an effort to reduce energy wastage and maximize efficiency, the Government of Botswana has recently adopted minimum energy performance standards for distribution transformers.
CLASP 2022 Annual Report
In CLASP’s new 2022 Annual Report, we highlight how CLASP is making significant strides in appliance efficiency for people & planet.
Africa Region Galvanizes Efforts to End Mercury Lighting
The Africa delegation – representing 39 countries - to the Minamata Convention on Mercury introduced an amendment to phase out all remaining fluorescent lamps.
Renewable Energy Systems
Press Release: Productive Use Appliance Financing Facility Opens First Public Auction Window
CLASP & Nithio's Productive Use Appliance Financing Facility launches its first public auction window for procurement subsidies available to PUA companies and distributors in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
For Women, By Women: Unlocking a More Inclusive, Gender-Diverse Energy Sector
On International Women’s Day, CLASP India’s Neha Dhingra, Moumita Chandra and Sumedha Awasthy reflect on the role of women in the energy sector, arguing for greater representation to ensure equitable access to energy services.
Press Release: Global LEAP Awards Announces Winners and Finalists of the 2022 Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge
The 2022 Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC) competition identified 12 best-in-class, affordable, energy-efficient off-grid cold chains appropriate for use in un- and underserved markets. SelfChill emerged as the top winner and New Leaf Dynamic was a runner-up, receiving US$ 75,000 and US$ 25,000, respectively.