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Shell Foundation’s Breathing Space programme – discussion in Bangalore

IEI was one of the organisations invited by Shell Foundation to a meeting in Bangalore on the 9th November 2006. The purpose was to explain their Breathing Space Programme and indicate areas in which potential partners could be involved. The Breathing Space programme aims to reduce indoor air pollution (IAP) – primarily the smoke from traditional cook-stoves – by designing stoves with lower smoke emission and fuel use, and getting them to people’s homes through market-oriented and commercially viable approaches. They hope that in the next five years, 20 million improved stoves will be sold in five countries, of which 5 to 7 million will be in seven states of India. Potential partners who could be supported by Shell Foundation would have to contribute in one/more of the following: (1) conducting approved independent research and developing improved stoves as a result, (2) supplying --manufacturing and distributing -- improved stoves, using their existing infrastructure and supply lines, (3) demonstrating the product face-to-face, using local links and influence, and (4) co-ordinating regional activities and providing business advice to assist the supply chain.

ESD – commemoration of 10 Volumes of publication

With this month’s issue, ten volumes of Energy for Sustainable Development (ESD), the journal of the International Energy Initiative, have been published in Bangalore. A compact disc containing all 46 issues along with a programme to facilitate location, by author and subject, has been designed at IEI’s regional initiative. For an overview please [Click here].