Technology Training Nodes

Training to incentivize adoption of clean and modern brick kiln technologies
Bricks field training in Pakistan
Ongoing
started:
2014

The Coalition provides training to brick kiln entrepreneurs, policy makers and implementers, and key consumers to facilitate the adoption of modern kiln technologies and practices.

In many developing countries, fired clay bricks are still produced using traditional methods. The firing processes are often inefficient, requiring large amounts of fuel and emitting short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and other pollutants that pose a serious threat to surrounding communities and the climate.

Significant emissions reductions can be achieved by upgrading polluting kilns and improving firing practices. These upgrades can also lead to cost savings, improved working conditions, and minimized land degradation.

While clean and energy-efficient technologies are available, most kiln operators lack the capacity or incentive to make these changes. Raising awareness about technology options and the associated benefits of modern brick firing practices is key to incentivizing adoption. Access to this information enables local actors to make informed choices and secure investment, and provides operators the necessary technical know-how to use more energy-efficient kilns.

Objectives

The Coalition provides training to brick kiln entrepreneurs, policy makers/implementers and major consumers with a focus on

  • Developing a common understanding and comprehensive guidance on technologies that reduce short-lived climate pollutant emissions from brick kiln production.
  • Examining technologies that are already in use or are appropriate for use, with a focus on performance and implementation possibilities, including cost and capacity requirements
  • Developing country-specific portfolios for brick kiln technology improvements

What we're doing

Coalition partners are currently developing technology training nodes and manuals for the Asia and Latin America markets. The trainings and materials aim to increase the rate of technology adoption, while recognising the local requirements in terms of emissions and impacts, and feasibility for scale up.

Who's involved

Lead Partner: A Coalition partner with an active role in coordinating, monitoring and guiding the work of an initiative.

Implementer: A Coalition partner or actor receiving Coalition funds to implement an activity or initiative.

Partners (2)

Partners (2)

Actors (1)

Actors (1)

Resources & tools

2017 | Knowledge Platforms
, Energy Efficiency Program for Brick Producers in Latin America to mitigate Climate Change (EELA)

This network for brick producers serves to support the exchange of knowledge under the program: "Energy efficiency for brick producers in Latin America to mitigate climate change-EELA". The...

A construction drawing and guideline for the structural designs of Natural and Induced Draught Zig-Zag kilns proposed therein. The aim of this document is to provide step by step guidance in...

Activity contact

Catalina Etcheverry,
Agriculture & Bricks Initiative Coordinator
Catalina.Etcheverry [at] un.org

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