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Gas Cooking Appliances Cause Regular Pollution Breaches in Homes across Europe
Pollution twice as strong as homes using electric cooking appliances, largest-ever study shows.
Global Leaders Agree to Full Phase-Out of Fluorescent Lighting
Delegates to the Minamata Convention on Mercury address triple planetary crisis with fluorescent lamp phase-out.
Consumer Surveys Reveal Insights on European Perspectives of Gas and Electric Cooking
The newly released CLASP report explores European consumers’ perspectives on gas and electric appliances and their readiness to transition to electric cooking.
Paving Pakistan’s Pathway to Efficient Cooling
As Pakistan’s growing population tries to cope with rising temperatures, the demand for cooling is soaring. CLASP is supporting the country’s first Cooling Action Plan to give communities access to efficient cooling appliances while controlling emissions and reducing the strain on power grids.
The Global Appliance Stocktake
Getting on track to meet appliance efficiency goals may seem daunting, but governments already have the solutions on hand.
Report Exposes Widespread Dumping of Inefficient, Climate-Damaging ACs with Obsolete Refrigerants
CLASP’s new report examines the ongoing, widespread sale of less efficient air conditioners with obsolete refrigerants across Southeast Asia. The research includes actionable solutions which could reduce a billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions over 25 years, and slash consumers energy bills.
Let’s Cook Clean: Navigating E-Waste Management in Kenya and Rwanda
In collaboration with Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme, CLASP conducted research on the e-waste management of electric cooking appliances in Kenya and Rwanda. This article synthesizes and elaborates on our findings.
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.
Boosting Industrial Competitiveness in Pakistan
CLASP launches an industrial accelerator program in Pakistan to spur innovation and improve appliance efficiency.
International Clean Air Day: 6 Tips to Reduce Air Pollution in Your Kitchen
September 7th is the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, the perfect occasion to improve the air quality in your kitchen.
Renewable Energy Systems
Advancing Distributed Renewable Energy in India
At the South Asia Forum for Distributed Energy in New Delhi, India CLASP hosted discussions on the potential of distributed renewable energy for enhanced livelihoods and improved energy access in the country.
The EU Paves the Way for Greener Mobile Devices
CLASP supports the European Commission's new rules to lower the environmental impact of smartphones and tablets.
Find CLASP at the Africa Climate Summit 2023
Between September 4 -6, CLASP attended the Africa Climate Summit, convened by the African Union (AU) and hosted by the Government of Kenya.
Collaborating towards Net Zero in Indonesia
CLASP and the Indonesian government collaborate to bolster energy conservation efforts in the country by expanding Minimum Energy Performance Standards to achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2060.
Redefining Heating Efficiency: CLASP Presents a Unified Approach to Heat Pump Adoption in China
At a national heat pump conference in China, CLASP highlighted the opportunity to use technology-neutral policies to accelerate the market transition from traditional heating to more efficient heat pumps.
Renewable Energy Systems
Find CLASP at South Asia Forum for Distributed Energy 2023
On August 23 and 24, CLASP will be at the South Asia Forum for Distributed Energy 2023, organized by Global Off-Grid Lighting Association in New Delhi, India.
Punjab’s Sustainable Energy Future: The Energy Endorsement Label
CLASP is working with the Punjab Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency in Pakistan to promote efficient appliances that are cheaper to run through a new endorsement label.