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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
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.
of improved brick kilns in Nepal. The manual, which was
building sector of Nepal, kilns are regarded as a necessary evil. A 2011 study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World
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
A workshop on Brick Kilns Policy and Advocacy Network (PAN) was jointly organized by Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) from 18 to 20 February 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Improved Brick Kiln Technology promises benefits for health, agriculture, and climate
Studies show that using more efficient technologies, mainly during the firing of bricks, can reduce pollutant emissions by 10–50%, depending on the process, scale and fuel used. The Brick Production Initiative (BPI) of the Climate and Clean Air
measurements at brick kilns. There were 10 participants from Nepal, India and the United States, as well as a
The project ‘Engaging Local Citizens to Map Environmental, Agriculture and Food Security Data’ explores the use of free and open infrastructure of OpenStreetMap (OSM) to map data related to environment, agriculture, and food security...
At the High Level Assembly organized by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) in May 2015, ICIMOD’s Senior Air Quality Specialist, Dr Prakash Bhave, talked about the aftermath of the Nepal Earthquake 2015 and informed that all approximately
A national 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
“Nearly 75% of our students are from poor and marginalized families. Some of these families migrated to Kathmandu after the devastating earthquake of 2015,” says Shyam Kaji Mahat, headmaster of Jana Vikash High School, a government-run school in
Emission is a major determinant of air quality, and improving quantification and characterization of emission sources in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is one of the main goals of the Atmosphere Initiative of the International Centre for
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...
Identifying, testing, piloting, and disseminating mitigation technologies and other solutions to reduce emissions from key sectors, including cooking, brick making, agricultural burning, and transport