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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.
Eliminating Toxic Lighting in the EU
In a new study, CLASP found the continued use of inefficient, mercury-based lighting for an additional two years wipes out economic savings across the EU of 12.2 billion Euros, with the four largest economies - Germany, Italy, France and Spain representing 77% of the lost financial savings.
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.
New Pakistan Cooling Initiative Will Expand Access and Lower CO2 Emissions
In December, CLASP expanded its partnership with the Pakistan government to develop a national action plan for sustainable cooling.
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
New Efficiency for Access Campaign Centers Off-Grid Appliances in COVID-19 Response
Appliances are Vital makes the case for including low-energy, inclusive appliances in the global pandemic recovery effort.
Conversations with CLASP: New Podcast Features Huda Jaffer of SELCO Foundation
Through conversations with partners, CLASP is exploring the implications of the novel coronavirus for the clean energy access sector. We hope that you enjoy this candid dialogue with the experts on the challenges and opportunities that face the sector right now.
Celebrating World Standards Day 2020
World Standards Day 2020 is themed “Protecting the Planet with Standards.” In celebration of World Standards Day, CLASP is highlighting several best-in-class, new and innovative standards for energy-consuming appliances and equipment around the world.
Electric Cooking Impacts: Electric Pressure Cookers Enhance Community Resiliency
In 2020, the Global LEAP Awards launched the inaugural Electric Pressure Cooker (EPC) Competition. Through the Electric Cooking Impact Series, we share insights into the role of EPCs in enhancing community resiliency to global shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report Shows Market Readiness to Eliminate Mercury-Based Lighting
A new report by CLASP and the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) on the availability of LED lighting in Europe shows that as the European Commission considers an update to rules governing the sale of products containing hazardous chemicals, there is no technical or economic justification for mercury-based fluorescent lamps to remain on the market.
Environmental Dumping, A Perspective from Ghana
In this article we’re pleased to feature CLASP partner Kofi Agyarko of Ghana’s Energy Commission, as part of CLASP’s #ClimateWiseCooling campaign. Mr. Agyarko’s interview supplements CLASP and IGSD’s recent publication “Environmentally Harmful Dumping of Inefficient and Obsolete Air Conditioners in Africa”.
Off-Grid Solar Social Enterprises Respond to COVID-19 in Kenya & Zambia
Under the Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Challenge, as Efficiency for Access Coalition Co-Secretariat CLASP has been working closely with Grantee companies across sub-Saharan Africa as they adapt operations to help vulnerable off-grid consumers navigate the COVID 19 Pandemic.
New Report Identifies Sources of Environmental Dumping of Air Conditioners in Ten African Countries
A new report on environmental dumping, released in advance of World Refrigeration Day, finds that 35% of the room air conditioners (RACs) sold in many of Africa’s largest countries are low efficiency units with energy efficiency ratings of less than 3.0 W/W, a commonly adopted standard around the world.
ClimateWiseCooling: Advancing Sustainable Cooling in a Warming World
CLASP Senior Manager Ana Maria Carreño introduces the #ClimateWiseCooling campaign.
Mapping the Lighting Market in Tanzania and Zanzibar
In partnership with the World Bank, CLASP is conducting a comprehensive analysis of the lighting market, its stakeholders and supply chains in mainland Tanzania and its semi-autonomous island, Zanzibar. The study will support the development of lighting policy in the country and island in an effort to promote the adoption of safe and energy-efficient lighting.