Posts by Center for Clean Air Policy

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The Paris Agreement Enters into Force!

Today, the world celebrates the Paris Agreement’s entry into force. No other multilateral treaty has had the momentum that Paris had. Over 97 countries, representing more than 67% of global emissions have deposited their Paris Agreement instruments of ratification—crossing the thresholds provided for in the Agreement. The Paris Agreement is one of the fastest-ratified agreements;... continue reading »

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The Road to NAMAs Blog Series: Thailand’s Funds for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Finance

Between 1990 and 2010, Thailand’s gross domestic product grew at an average rate of 4.5 percent annually. While energy demand kept a similar pace, growing, on average, 4.4 percent per year, this rate is expected to increase by nearly 40 percent over the next decade. This rapid growth in energy demand is leading to increased greenhouse gas emissions and energy security concerns in Thailand. continue reading »

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The Road to NAMAs Blog Series: China’s Green Loans to Industrial Clients

Over the past 30 years, China’s burgeoning demand for energy has created significant challenges for its energy security and sustainable development. Due to its substantial industrial sector, growing middle class, rising manufacturing and export of energy-intensive goods, and seemingly non-stop construction, China uses more energy than any other nation on Earth. In response, policy leaders in China have made energy efficiency a top priority for the country. continue reading »

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The Road to NAMAs

In the development of innovative climate change policies, an awareness of current policy ideas and implementations throughout the world can serve as an invaluable asset to policymakers.  By drawing on the experiences and lessons of other countries, policymakers can better craft their own strategies and design more effective policy instruments within their own national contexts.... continue reading »

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Increasing Access to Electricity and Reducing Emissions through Renewables

With rapidly growing demand for electricity, and with many citizens currently lacking access to electric supply, developing countries should consider policy options to economically deploy their substantial renewable energy potential. Various types of renewable energy can serve areas not connected to the power grid, provide more reliable water heating and meet base, intermediate and peaking... continue reading »

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NAMA Finance on the Ground

While CCAP continues to promote a bottom-up approach to climate change mitigation policies in developing countries, it’s imperative to also stay engaged in the larger debate that encircles NAMAs and international financial mechanisms. As part of that effort, CCAP President Ned Helme recently attended an International Workshop on NAMA Finance that was hosted by the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation. continue reading »

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Opportunities for Sustainable Development within the Waste Sector

Waste-Pyramid

As CCAP’s MAIN program progresses, exploring possible policy options and strategies within the nationally appropriate mitigation action (NAMA) framework that curb emissions and promote sustainable development is essential. The waste sector specifically presents a myriad of mitigation opportunities, many of which focus on reducing methane released during the disposal process. Methane, or CH4, is a... continue reading »

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Improving Fuel Economy and Reducing Vehicle Emissions

As nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) are proposed by developing countries to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and advance sustainable development within CCAP’s MAIN program, CCAP is examining policy options and global success stories that will provide insight and stimulate more discussion. With populations and car ownership rates continuously growing, transportation emissions account for... continue reading »

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