PCIA Bulletin

PCIA Bulletin

Please note, the PCIA website is now a legacy site. The resources that were produced over the past 10 years of the Partnership are still accessible on this website. However, the content is no longer being updated as of June 1, 2012.

This quarterly newsletter provides updates on the activities of the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air and its Partners around the world, and facilitates awareness about issues related to indoor air pollution, household energy and health. The Bulletin is published in PDF format. If needed, you can download the current version of Adobe Acrobat reader free from Adobe's website.


PCIA Bulletin Issue 7 - Monitoring

Key to the success of any household energy project is whether or not the intervention is effective at reducing the exposure of participating family members to indoor smoke. By monitoring indoor air pollution, implementers can gauge the impacts of the technologies and practices being promoted, and use the results to inform ongoing program design and activities to improve the lives of the billions of people using traditional fuels for home cooking and heating. This issue shares experiences from implementing Partners in this arena.

Contents:

PCIA -- A Special Issue on Monitoring
Partner Spotlight: USAID and Winrock
Feature Articles:
   -Results and Lessons from GIRA
   -Health Effects - UC-Berkeley
   -PCIA IAP Meeting
What's New
Happenings
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PCIA Bulletin Issue 6 - Carbon

In response to a significant rise in interest and experience in carbon finance among PCIA partners, this issue shares experiences from several leaders in the arena, including a bit of the science behind household energy and climate change, insights from the first household energy projects to be accepted through CDM and associated challenges, opportunities through alternative mechanisms, and a synthesis of a recent meeting of experts to discuss how to tap into these opportunities.

Contents:

PCIA -- A Special Issue on Carbon
Partner Spotlight: GTZ
Feature Articles:
   -Cooking and carbon expert workshop
   -Nepal Biogas experience in financing improved household
     cooking technologies through the CDM
   -Stoves and emissions reductions
   -Improving methodologies for using household cookstoves
     under the Clean Development Mechanism
   -Emissions from household energy affect climate
Happenings
What's New
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PCIA Bulletin Issue 5 - A Year in Perspective: 2005 Partner Highlights

This issue, A Year in Perspective, highlights Partner activities in 2005.

Contents:

PCIA -- A Year in Perspective
Partner Spotlight: Department for International Development, UK
Feature Article: Ventilation in reducing indoor air pollution
Happenings:
   -GVEP partners assembly
   -Ashden awards for sustainable development 2006
   -ETHOS conference 2006
What's New:
   -UN report on renewable energy Spanish and Portugese stoves website
Fact Box: Women's time use in households with and without electricity
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PCIA Bulletin Issue 4

Contents:

-USEPA addresses partnership needs
-Partner Spotlight: Shell Foundation Breathing Space
-Feature Article: Indoor smoke from solid fuels and the Healthy Housing Initiative
-Happenings
-What's new
-Fact box!
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PCIA Bulletin Issue 3

Contents:

-Partners gather at Morocco PCIA meeting
-Partner spotlight: ARECOP
-Happenings
-Feature Article: Social and commercial strategies for generating demand
-What's new
-Fact box!
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