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.
CLASP has been supporting appliance energy efficiency in Pakistan since 2016, when we collaborated with the Punjab Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency (PEECA) on policies for ceiling fans and a corresponding bulk procurement effort to replace energy-intensive fans with high-efficiency models.
This expanded engagement comes at a critical time as many cities in Pakistan experience extreme heat waves, rolling black outs, and some have even reached a temperature threshold considered intolerable for human bodies.
KCEP NDC Support Facility
Through a new grant from KCEP, CLASP will support the National Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (NEECA) in the development of a Pakistan Cooling Action Plan (PCAP) to address the need for sustainable cooling that protects public health and contributes to climate mitigation efforts. The PCAP will focus on identifying priority interventions, expanding efficiency policy coverage, stimulating marked demand for super-efficient cooling and ensuring policy compliance.
In June, CLASP and our partner HIMA^Verte presented at the World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan (WWF) workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan. The event aimed to summarize consultative sessions in major cities throughout the country to inform potential revisions to Pakistan’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). CLASP highlighted our work plan for the next two years, including support for the PCAP, as well as new and revised policies for distribution transformers, TVs, and electric fans, with the potential to avoid 23 million tons of carbon emissions by 2030. Participants in the workshop included the Pakistan Minister Malik Amin Aslam and Secretary Naheed S. Durran of the Ministry of the Climate Change, several NGO partners, donor agencies, other government departments and members of WWF
For more about our work in Pakistan, see this recent article about the recent energy efficiency policies for electric motors, the country’s most impactful appliance policy to date in terms of carbon reductions.