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Leading the Transition to Clean Energy

IIEC-India was commissioned to undertake a scoping study to support the development of a long-term clean air project in India by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). SDC aims to support and strengthen on-going initiatives by the India government in its drive for abatement of air pollution in select cities and states in India.

As part of a cooperation with the Lao PDR Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the Ministry of National Resources and Environment (MONRE) which acts as a National Designated Authority (NDA) for the Green Climate Fund (GCF), jointly organized a GCF Consultation Workshop on “Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Lighting, Air Conditioners and Refrigerators in Lao PDR”, on September 19, 2018 in Vientiane Capital.

The governments in South Asian countries are looking at energy efficiency as the “first fuel” for economic development – in which they can invest ahead of other energy sources and as one of the most viable options for mitigation of climate change. The regional importance of South Asian countries cannot be ignored. Increasing urbanization, economic growth and expanding middle class is contributing to a growing energy demand. The countries in South Asia region have already started taking steps and making efforts to scale up energy efficiency as part of meeting their national goals through their low-carbon roadmaps and to help achieve their global commitments through the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) targets.

IIEC-India successfully implemented an on-ground program for improved health services for socio-economic development in selected villages in the State of Uttarakhand in India, supported by Syneos Health. The focus of the program was to provide solar electricity to Primary Health Centres so that they are able to function more effectively and provide better care facilities for the local communities.