Technology Training Nodes

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 improvingĀ 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.