Towards Upscaling the Application of Low-Carbon and Energy-efficient Technology in the Construction Sector in South Asia - Cases of India, Nepal and Pakistan
|Subject||Low Carbon Development Policy Brief|
|Description||The Indian construction sector has a high ecological and carbon footprint. With increasing urbanisation and growth in India, the impacts of the construction sector will only increase.
Small cities and towns have been the primary locus of growth. Urban housing shortage in 7,935 towns is estimated to be 18.78 million as of 2012. Therefore, efforts to reduce the ecological footprint should take into account the housing requirements in urban areas.
Low-carbon and resource-efficient technologies exist and could substantially reduce the ecological footprint of the sector were they dominant. In order to mainstream these technologies, it is essential for policy makers to streamline policies and develop guidelines that include a green mandate.
The implementation process should also be strengthened at the same time. Technical capacity building of government officials will aid in the
implementation of policies.
Integrated and concerted efforts from different government departments are crucial for mainstreaming
|Publisher||Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)|
|Contributor||Ms. Dandapani Varsha,
Ms. Kriti Nagrath,
Development Alternatives (the case of India);
Clean Energy Nepal (the case of Nepal)
LEAD Pakistan (the case of Pakistan).
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“Towards Upscaling the Application of Low-Carbon and Energy-efficient Technology in the Construction Sector in South Asia - Cases of India, Nepal and Pakistan,” APN E-Lib, accessed January 18, 2018, http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/2023.
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