CCAC: Bricks Initiative


Name of initiative CCAC: Bricks Initiative
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
Related initiatives
Starting year 2012
End year
Secretariat Catalina Etcheverry, Agriculture & Bricks Initiative Coordinator, CCAC Secretariat, UNEP Paris, 1 Rue Miollis, Building VII. e-mail:
Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation France


Description Despite the availability of clean technology, the majority of the 1,500 billion bricks used each year are produced using polluting kilns.
Activities The Coalition takes action through initiatives, which are partner-led and designed to provide transformative action in sectors or as cross-cutting efforts to reduce methane, black carbon and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

These actions include: Training and institutional strengthening; Support for developing laws, regulations, policies and plans; Technology demonstrations; Political outreach; Awareness raising campaigns; Co-funding and catalysed funding; Development of knowledge resources and tools.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Implementation, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Technical operational implementation (ex-post), Knowledge dissemination and exchange
Technical operational implementation (ex-post) — Mitigation - Energy efficiency
Value (MWh/yr saved)255
Technical operational implementation (ex-post) — Total Mitigation
Value (MtCO2e/yr)0,194775
Comments on indicators and goals The Implementation unit is in tCO2/yr, and the Energy Efficiency is in number of brick kilns installed.
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals Adoption of more energy efficient technologies and practices for 255 brick kilns in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru led to reduction of 194 775 tCO2 emissions.
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting Progress report for 2016-17:


Participants Number Names
Members 20  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 1 University of Illinois (USA)
Non-governmental organisations 16 Arcadis (Netherlands),  Brooke (United K.),  Federation for Nepalese Brick Industries (Nepal),  Center for Human Rights and Environment - CEDHA (USA),  Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies - IASS (Germany),  Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development - IGSD (USA),  International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (Nepal),  Green Tech Knowledge Solutions (India),  Corporacion Ambiental Empresariel - CAEM (Colombia),  National Institute for Ecology and Climate Change (India),  MinErgy Nepal (Nepal),  SwissContact (Switzerland),  Centro de Innovation Applicada en Technologias Competivas (Mexcico),  Gold Standard (Switzerland),  Reseau Climat Grand-Lacs (Congo),  Skat Consulting (Switzerland).
National states 3 Colombia,  Mexico,  Switzerland
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 28 July 2020 12:25:58

Not only have national states as participators