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consultation workshop titled Brick Sector in Nepal–National Strategic Policy Actions was organized on 26 May 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The workshop was part of Policy and Advocacy Network (PAN), under the Climate & Clean Air Coalition

as one of the most polluting industries. Due to the importance of bricks in the building sector of Nepal, kilns are regarded as a necessary evil. A 2011 study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World

Nepal’s Clean Brick Initiative has been consolidated by the signing of an accountable grant arrangement between the Department for International Development (DFID), and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).

destruction of brick kilns caused by the massive earthquake earlier this April damaged approximately 110 chimneys in the valley. Although unfortunate, their reconstruction is being seen as an opportunity for the introduction of more sound brick

about the aftermath of the Nepal Earthquake 2015 and informed that all approximately 110

construction material in Nepal, brick is produced in approximately 1,000 kilns around the country, attracting investment worth USD 3.6 million. Across the country, kilns take an informal approach to production management and deal with a

(ICIMOD), Federation of Nepal Brick Industries (FNBI), and MinErgy have jointly launched a design manual to support the construction of improved Brick kilns in Nepal. The manual, which was

ICIMOD responded by working with kiln owners to rebuild in ways that not only improve seismic strength, but can trim coal consumption by up to 30 per cent and reduce the emission of harmful pollutants.

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April and its aftershocks have destroyed or damaged more than half a million buildings across Nepal, including more than 25,000 public buildings and a rich set of historical...

Air Coalition (CCAC)’s Brick Kiln Initiative, ICIMOD aims to achieve significant reductions of black carbon and other emissions from Brick kilns, which are responsible for substantial air pollution in


The Himalayan region faces a greater uncertainty of earthquakes and question come to peoples’ mind on when, where, and how big. Science has not developed enough to predict earthquakes and even California in US is still struggling to develop

An international team of experts supported by ICIMOD also examined the condition of Nepal’s most dangerous glacial lakes. Some members of the Task Force undertook a special assessment of the Langtang valley...

Improved Brick Kiln Technology promises benefits for health, agriculture, and climate

Private sector entities play a key role in helping realize the potential for sustainable economic growth and resilience when they are in line with national sustainable development and climate resilient objectives. To rigorously enhance successful

of the mid-hill region of Nepal gathered at Hotel View Bhrikuti in Godavari to discuss the findings of a three-year (2013-2016) randomized

efficiency measurements at brick kilns. There were 10 participants from Nepal, India and the United States, as well as a

Together for Cleaner Air: ŠKODA and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development partner for improved air quality in Nepal

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