A policy toolkit for global mass heat pump deployment

Heat pumps, a critical technology for clean energy systems, are poised to become the most important technology for heating decarbonization. Currently, the vast majority of heat is provided by fossil fuels. In order to promote and encourage heat pump installations across the globe, the Regulatory Assistance Project, CLASP and the Global Buildings Performance Network have developed this heat pump policy toolkit, which provides a suite of tools, and advice on how to use them, for policymakers interested in

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ITDP: The Compact City Scenario – Electrified

For the urban transportation sector—one slice of the climate-change equation—the road to keeping below 1.5°C global warming involves both compact cities developed for walking, cycling and public transit, as well as a rapid and strategic transition to electrified vehicles. This report details why these two policy changes, implemented in tandem, are necessary to lower cumulative greenhouse gas emissions from urban passenger transport by 59 gigatonnes (Gt) CO2-eq by 2050. This combination of policy changes would

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GBPN & AEEE: A policy strategy for decarbonizing the building sector

Facilitating Eco-Niwas Samhita Implementation in Affordable Housing India’s urban population grew from 290 million in 2001 to 378 million in 2011 and is projected to reach 590 million by 2030. Meeting the associated increase in demand for housing in urban areas has proven to be a challenge; in 2012, the Technical Action Group on housing estimated a housing shortage of 18.78 million in urban India. As a response to the growing housing deficit, the Government

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ITDP: Rapid Transit Database

Rapid transit is the backbone of public transportation, especially in large cities, because it allows people to travel quickly between different neighborhoods. It functions best as part of a larger urban mobility system that includes walking and cycling. The Rapid Transit Database (RTDB) presents all publicly available data about every rapid transit line in the world. ITDP maintains the RTDB and updates it annually. Explore the database here. 

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ITDP: Taming Traffic

Demand for and use of private cars is growing worldwide, contributing to major challenges like poor air quality, traffic injuries, and climate change, especially in places experiencing rapid urbanization. Population growth and uptake of vehicles, coupled with inefficient public transportation and land use planning, make traffic a complex problem to manage. While many city leaders recognize that traffic is a problem, they too often focus on road expansions and new highways as the solutions. Not

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The perfect fit: Shaping the Fit for 55 package to drive a climate-compatible heat pump market, by RAP, Agora Energiewende, CLASP and GBPN.

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