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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.

IIEC is contracted under United for Efficiency (U4E) – a public-private partnership led by UN Environment and other international organizations – to conduct market and technology assessment on lighting, refrigerators and air conditioners in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam to understand market status, trends and savings potential of energy efficiency policies, as well as to improve the accuracy of the country baseline market.

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 second issue of the APUEA Magazine is now available to read or download from our website. In this issue, it interviews Michael Schack from Engie, provides insights on the integration and forecasting of renewable energy as well as how campuses can become 100% renewable. It also looks into electrification of the transport sector including EV-charging infrastructure and provides updates on recent APUEA activities.