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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.
Lighting The Path to Net Zero: Boosting China’s LED Efficiency
CLASP is partnering with the China National Institute for Standardization to accelerate the country’s transition to more energy-efficient LEDs.
Results from China’s Energy Efficiency Program Encourage Further Progress
Evidence of China’s successful energy efficiency policies encourages CLASP to continue raising ambition through collaboration with industry and government.
Guarding Against Low-Efficiency Appliances in East & Southern Africa
Through UNIDO’s EELA project, CLASP is building compliance capacity to protect East and Southern African markets from energy inefficient appliances.
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.
Insights into Energy Efficiency in Rio’s Favelas
‘Energy Efficiency in the Favelas’ report reveals new details about the impacts of energy inefficient services on residents in Rio de Janeiro favelas.
We have always found that the technical contributions and policy recommendations from CLASP strongly complement our own advocacy efforts, collectively enabling us to deliver a compelling message to the Commission in support of ambitious regulations.Laura Degallaix
Secretary General, European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation
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.
Tackling Water and Energy Inequality in the Favelas of Rio
Community youth and leaders generate data by and for the favelas on inequalities in water and energy access and quality.
CLASP Supports First Lighting Efficiency Policies in Nigeria
CLASP is supporting the Nigerian government in accelerating the transition to energy-efficient, clean lighting
World’s Best MEPS: Tracking Global Leaders in Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards
A new analysis from CLASP showcases national policy leaders and offers recommendations for countries on the cusp of meeting global benchmarks.
Insights into Our Global Campaign to Transition to LED Lighting
CLASP’s Clean Lighting Coalition (CLiC) launched in early 2021 to mobilize broad global support to accelerate the transition to LEDs through the Minamata Convention fourth Conference of Parties (COP4). After gaining valuable insights during the first phase of the campaign, we have compiled a case study of lessons learned and reflections as we pivot to Phase 2 in the lead up to COP5.
Renewable Energy Systems
GreenMax Capital Group and CLASP Launch Green4Access First Loss Facility to Drive Uptake of Renewable Energy Solutions in East and West Africa
Green4Access (G4A) is a new blended finance risk mitigation tool for energy access lending in East and West Africa supported by the IKEA Foundation. The increased financing triggered by G4A’s risk mitigation instruments will enable low-income households to invest in solar home systems and appliances, deliver mini-grid installations and improve service delivery at community health facilities.
Renewable Energy Systems
Press Release: CLASP & Nithio Launch Financing Facility for Productive Use Appliances
Access to productive use appliances can deliver significant economic, health, education, and quality of life benefits for an estimated 60 million households worldwide and put under-electrified parts of the world on a low carbon pathway to electrification.
Understanding the Mozambique Lighting Market
In Mozambique, CLASP conducted a comprehensive lighting market assessment to help the country transition to more energy-efficient options.
California Passes Landmark Clean Lighting Bill
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2208 into law, a landmark bill that sets phase-out dates for CFLs and LFLs.
Press Release: The Solar Lighting and Appliances Sector may be Leaving Marginalised Groups Behind, New Efficiency for Access Study Reveals
This seminal report is a first step towards establishing a baseline to understand how well the solar sector is performing across different facets of inclusivity.
CLASP Research Explores Feasibility of a LED Transition in China
New research from CLASP and the Chinese National Institute of Standards shows a dwindling fluorescent market in the country, as LEDs gain popularity among domestic and international consumers.