After its success with improving solid waste and water management, the city of Indore, India has consistently been ranked the cleanest city in that country by the government’s annual Swachh Survekshan survey. Now, Indore is focused on having cleaner skies.
Beth Elliott and the Clean Air Catalyst Indore and Global Teams
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS), an easy-to-use software tool that helps decision-makers assess the costs and benefits of energy efficiency standards and labeling (EESL) programs and identify the most attractive targets for appliance efficiency levels.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the International Database of Efficient Appliances (IDEA) tool, which enables EE4D to gather fragmented energy and performance data for appliances, electronics, and other equipment to evaluate the full impact of energy efficiency standards and labeling programs.
March marks the onset of the dry and hot season in Thailand. In the region, dry vegetation coupled with small human-made fires often result in uncontrolled forest fires. Agricultural burning and forest fires, including transboundary haze, contribute to high levels of pollution. Forest fires release particulate matter (PM) into the atmosphere including PM2.5 which are microscopic particles with a diameter of 2.5 microns or less – 30 times smaller than the diameter of the human hair.
This final report describes CEADIR’s activities, approaches, and results of its technical, analytical, and financial mobilization assistance in 32 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Climate change and population growth are increasing concerns for global food security. Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached record high levels and the world is currently on track to overshoot the targets of the Paris Agreement, heightening the importance of developing technologies to help farmers adapt to climate change. This is especially urgent for the poorest and most vulnerable farmers, who already struggle to produce enough food.
Air pollution affects women and girls differently than men and boys. These differences include biological and socioeconomic disparities, and unequal gender norms that affect exposure type and frequency.
Poor air quality and climate change are major challenges facing Nepal. Air pollution poses the second highest risk factor for death and disability in the country, behind only malnutrition. Meanwhile, scientists predict that Nepal will be especially vulnerable to climate change over the next century, with a projected intensification of droughts, heatwaves, river floods, and glacial lake outburst flooding. In recent years, USAID/Nepal has placed greater emphasis on air quality improvement and is in the process of awarding a multi-sectoral air quality activity, the Kathmandu Valley Clean Air Program (KCAP), to reduce air pollution in the Kathmandu Valley.
This innovative partnership between USAID and PepsiCo is demonstrating that women’s empowerment can increase the potato supplier base for PepsiCo, improve yields and profitability for rural farmers and PepsiCo, and promote the adoption of sustainable and regenerative farming practices that advance USAID’s and PepsiCo’s global climate change commitments. Working in partnership with women, USAID and PepsiCo are learning from women in the community about the constraints and opportunities for their increased participation in the PepsiCo potato supply chain.
Did you miss the Climatelinks June newsletter? We’ve got you covered. Please find a recap of the June 2021 health and climate change theme below. You won’t want to miss this short list of top programs, resources, and blogs from the month.
Rwanda is among the smallest countries in mainland Africa, roughly the size of Maryland with twice the population. Less land area means harder decisions, such as balancing land allocated for agriculture versus areas designated for forest conservation. Within its small territory, Rwanda has one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, as well as large refugee communities to protect and important natural habitats to conserve. Despite the challenges of balancing sustainability with social and economic needs, Rwanda has emerged as a world leader in climate action. Though already in the bottom ten countries in terms of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita, Rwanda plans to reduce emissions by 16 percent by 2030. To help reach that goal, SERVIR is helping make land management decisions a little easier.
Air pollution is the world’s largest environmental health risk, contributing to an estimated 6.7 million premature deaths each year globally. It is also a critical development challenge because low and middle income countries (LMICs) experience the greatest health burdens from poor air quality.
Milk or sugar? Americano or cappuccino? When it comes to coffee, these are more commonly asked questions than what concerns me as a coffee-drinking forester: What is coffee’s carbon footprint? Has this cup contributed to deforestation? These questions also concern coffee buyers trying to “green” their supply chains.