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Press Release: Civil Society Groups Call On Governments To Address Appliance Efficiency At COP26
A growing network of 20 civil society and environmental organizations is calling on governments to sign the Call to Action in advance of COP26
New Faces at CLASP
Since our last update, eight new team members have joined our team. Learn what motivates them daily, their impressive accomplishments, and who recently adopted a puppy.
Turn Out The Lights on Fluorescents
New report highlights the health and environmental risks of mercury-containing fluorescent lighting and outlines actions to transition to more energy-efficient, cost-effective LEDs.
Ghana Spearheads End to Appliance Dumping in Africa through Montreal Protocol; CLASP Research Supports
On behalf of the African Parties to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone Layer, Ghana submitted a draft decision proposing next steps in stopping the environmentally harmful dumping of new and used cooling appliances that are also inefficient and/or use obsolete refrigerants. CLASP and IGSD’s investigations supported the quantitative and policy foundation for this proposal.
Analysis Finds ROI of Appliance Efficiency Well Below Social Cost of Carbon
New analysis from CLASP finds appliance standards and labeling policies deliver major climate benefits well below the social cost of carbon.
Tackle the Cooling Crisis Now
The world is facing a cooling crisis and governments need to take quick and decisive action. CLASP Senior Manager Ana Maria Carreño outlines how governments can address cooling demand, keep citizens safe and mitigate negative climate impacts.
Working with CLASP has been a great pleasure. The team is professional, productive, and collaborative. They treat ECREEE as partners in the formulation and implementation of their activities, asking our organization and ECOWAS member states for contributions, insights, and review.Dr. Charles Diarra
Energy Efficiency Expert of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
SEAD Initiative Launches Product Efficiency Call to Action in the Lead up to COP26
In the lead-up to COP26, the SEAD Initiative and partners have launched the Product Efficiency Call to Action, with the goal of doubling the efficiency of four priority products that account for 40% of global energy consumption by 2030.
The Gift that Keeps Giving: Adopt Ambitious MEPS Now & See the Benefits Spillover
Analysis suggests the adoption of more stringent MEPS in one nation can produce spillover benefits in others, influencing global and regional markets. CLASP Senior Associate Lauren Boucher discusses potential spillover benefits if North America adopted IE4 Motor MEPs and the global implications for COP26.
Global Phase-Out of Fluorescents Presents Opportunity to Rapidly Accelerate the Adoption of LED Lighting
CLASP Manager Nyamolo Abagi wrote this piece for leading lighting industry platform Edison Report. The article details the importance of a rapid phase-out of toxic mercury-containing fluorescent bulbs in favor of more efficient, safe and mercury-free LEDs.
2021 Solar Appliance Technology Briefs Analyze Key Trends in Rapidly Evolving Markets
These briefs consolidate the latest market intelligence, technology trends, and consumer impacts and chart the pathway to commercialization for 11 off- and weak-grid appropriate technologies.
Appliance Efficiency: An Underutilized Opportunity on the Path to Net-Zero Emissions
Analysis shows current climate commitments will not achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. By leveraging data from CLASP's new tool, Mepsy, Senior Associate Lauren Boucher explores how minimum energy performance standards can help raise the ambition of NDCs and lower global emissions by 2030.
Launching the CLASP Policy Resource Center
CLASP is pleased to launch the CLASP Policy Resource Center (CPRC), a global hub for information on energy efficiency, water efficiency, and quality policies for appliances and equipment.
Get to Know CLASP’s Six New Team Members
Over the past few months, CLASP has welcomed six new members to our teams in China, Kenya and Washington, DC, fostering new relationships and expanding our geographic reach.
CLASP 2020 Annual Report
Within the newly released 2020 Annual Report, we reflect on CLASP’s resilience and innovation through a challenging year. The report highlights the impactful work of our Climate and Clean Energy Access programs, and how CLASP is innovating the way our team works in response to current events.
Ending Toxic Lighting Together – CLASP Coordinates the Clean Lighting Coalition
CLASP is proud to announce that we are coordinating the Clean Lighting Coalition (CLiC), a global partnership to capture the health and environmental benefits of eliminating mercury-based lighting under the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Nexus Solutions to Intersectional Issues
As we approach the 26th Conference of Parties, CLASP Associate Sara DeMartini suggests that carbon neutrality can only be achieved with nexus solutions – those that take systemic, cross-sectoral approaches that examine the relationships between resources and people.
CLASP Publishes First-of-its-kind Report on Medical Equipment and Clinic Electrification
The WHO estimates that 70% of medical devices in the Global South do not function and remain unused, in large part because the design of most medical equipment does not reflect the needs of off- and weak-grid clinics. Our report seeks to raise awareness of this under-appreciated challenge.