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IIEC provides science-based and sector-specific expertise to the governments, donors, industry, and civil society partners in a range of clean air and better health-related areas, including building the competence of the central, state, and city pollution control officials to plan and conduct air quality and climate change mitigation programs; working with energy service companies and heavy industries to improve efficiency and lower costs through clean energy technologies; cementing partnerships among South and Southeast Asian regional institutions working in climate change and air quality to amplify their combined efforts; and helping to unlock investments in energy-efficient heating and cooling systems for buildings through the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Sustainable Energy for All Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform.

Published by the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) and the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE). This report offers energy productivity as a new paradigm with which to frame and pursue India’s twin goals of economic development and environmental sustainability. It also provides a roadmap for near- and long-term actions that the Government of India can take, in collaboration with its private sector, civil society, and international partners, to maximize the energy productivity of India’s economy.

The National Development Bank of Palau (NDBP) has approved a financing program for climate-friendly and energy-efficient room air conditioners in Palau. This development is a key milestone in supporting policies and financing mechanisms for sustainable cooling in the Pacific. The International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) is working with the NDBP to finalize the program’s details, which will be launched in early 2021.

This briefing note "Cooling for All: The role of cold chain in delivering a COVID-19 vaccine" was published in November 2020 and produced by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), University of Birmingham, Nexleaf Analytics, the International Institute for Energy Conservation, and the Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy. Development was led by Professor Toby Peters (University of Birmingham), Alvin Jose, and Ben Hartley (SEforALL) with significant contributions from Shahrzad Yavari, (Nexleaf Analytics), Thomas Motmans, Veronica Corno, and Dimitris Karamitsos (BASE), Sanjay Dube, (IIEC), and Brian Dean (SEforALL).