Clean Brick Initiative

The Nepal Clean Brick Initiative intends to transform Nepal’s brick sector into a cleaner and healthier industry and to reduce negative environmental impacts. It expects entrepreneurs and government policymakers to adopt cleaner brick-making technologies. To do so, it works closely with policymakers to develop a regulatory framework acceptable to both the producer and consumers. It also works closely with the private sector to improve local technical capacity in the design, manufacture, mechanization, efficient operation, and maintenance of energy-efficient brick kilns, and limit the personal exposure of laborers by improving their working conditions. The initiative will share best practices from Nepal with other countries in the region and vice versa.