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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.
Brick production is regarded 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
Identifying, testing, piloting, and disseminating mitigation technologies and other solutions to reduce emissions from key sectors, including cooking, brick making, agricultural burning, and transport
The 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
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (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