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The Road to Net Zero: Paving the Way with Appliance Energy Efficiency Action
Before and during COP26, 14 countries signed on to the Product Efficiency Call to Action. Through multiple articles, reports, and editorials, CLASP and its partners shared the necessity and urgency of widely adopting appliance energy efficiency policies on our journey to net zero emissions.
CLASP’s Clean Lighting Coalition Brings Together LED Industry to Accelerate Global Transition to Safe, Energy-Efficient Lighting
The CLASP-coordinated Clean Lighting Coalition brings together 37 LED companies across 17 counties to demonstrate market readiness for a global transition to clean, energy-efficient LED lighting.
New Appliance Policies Expand Efficiency in Indonesia
Indonesia has issued new and updated energy efficiency policies, partially assisted by CLASP, for fans, refrigerators, rice cookers, air conditioners, and televisions that will remove inefficient products from the market and avoid 10.7 million metric tons of CO₂.
Press Release: Pakistan Commits to Cut 50% of its GHG Emissions by 2030 in its Revised NDC
CLASP congratulates the Government of Pakistan for its submission of revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to the UNFCCC and its commitment to accelerate the transition towards a climate-resilient economy.
Press Release: Product Efficiency Call to Action Becomes Largest Global Commitment to Appliance & Equipment Energy Efficiency Ever
With the addition of four new signatories - Australia, Indonesia, Japan, and Nigeria - the Product Efficiency Call To Action becomes the largest commitment to appliance & equipment energy efficiency ever.
Easier, Faster, Cheaper: Closing the Emissions Gap with Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards
To get the world back on track to avoid the dangerous consequences of 1.5 degree warming, Kofi Agyarko of Ghana & Peter Bennich of Sweden advocate for the inclusion of appliance efficiency in governments' NDCs.
Through our work with CLASP, we were able to determine buying and use patterns of energy efficient, off-grid appliances. This information can be used to better serve off- and weak-grid Bangladeshi end-users, shape future programming, and the availability of off-grid appliances.Dr. Rushad Faridi
Head of Research at dataWhiz
Shift Appliance Standards into Neutral
Arcelik CEO Hakan Bulgurlu recommends that governments adopt technology-neutral standards to accelerate innovation & enable businesses to move rapidly to bring super-efficient appliances and equipment to customers.
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.
CLASP Supports Policies to Improve Water Efficiency in South Africa
Over the past five years, South Africa has experienced an ongoing drought and water crisis. CLASP is supporting the South African government to introduce efficiency policies that will reduce water consumption and wastage.
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.
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.
CLASP Expands Our Work In Pakistan
With a new grant from the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program’s NDC Support Facility, CLASP will support the development of a Pakistan Cooling Action Plan (PCAP) that aims to expand access to cooling and minimize associated GHG emissions, while maximizing health benefits for consumers.