Role in the CCAC

Swisscontact has been an active partner in the CCAC Bricks Initiative.

Swisscontact is also currently implementing the project "Climate and Clean Air in Latin American Cities" (CALAC+). The objective of CALAC+ is to reduce harmful air pollutants to protect human health - especially of the most vulnerable and poorest populations - and to mitigate climate change by using soot-free engines in public transport systems and off-road machinery in four Latin American cities. CALAC+ will provide expertise to national decision-makers to inspire and secure public commitment to future-oriented investments in the transport sector in close coordination with private stakeholders. At the global level, CALAC+ will facilitate knowledge transfer and capacity building activities, and disseminate experiences in coordination with CCAC, SIMUS, among other platforms, for strengthening the emerging voluntary alliance of Latin American cities committed to taking rapid action to achieve positive impacts on two fronts: public health and climate.  

CCAC activities

Workstream | Bricks
A greater understanding of the brick sector’s pollution and climate impacts is needed in order to address black carbon and other short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) emissions. The Coalition’s...
Black carbon measurements
Workstream | Bricks
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...
Bricks field training in Pakistan


2020 | Reports, Case Studies & Assessments

Energy performance and emissions were measured at seven brick kilns in Colombia in summer 2016.. Measurement results include energy consumption, brick production rate, and emissions of particulate...

2017 | Reports, Case Studies & Assessments
Center for Human Rights and Environment

Within the framework of the Brick Initiative of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), and the activities of the Public Policy Network of Latin America for the Clean Production of Bricks (PAN...

Jalisco Mexico Policy Dialogue Report
2016 | Reports, Case Studies & Assessments
, Clay Brick Association South Africa, Algoa Brick, Apollo Brick (Gauteng), Rowe Design & Consulting (Pty) Ltda., HZZK – Habla Zig Zag Kilns, Rheebok Brick South Africa.

The brick sector is a key player in the South African industrial landscape. The 100 or so industrial brick companies produce some 3.5 billion bricks annually. While most of this production takes...

Analysis of Technological Models used in South Africa


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