The GERIAP project
The three year project Greenhouse Gas emission Reduction from Industry in Asia and the Pacific (GERIAP) is a three-year project assisting Asian companies to become more energy and cost efficient through Cleaner Production (CP). CP is a strategy that prevents wastes and emissions and can assist companies to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reduce costs.
More than 40 companies from the cement, chemicals, ceramics, iron & steel and pulp & paper sectors participate in the project in nine Asian countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam.
The project components included:
Capacity building: National Focal Points (NFPs) and participating companies received training on how to apply CP to identify energy efficiency options for main energy uses in industry
Demonstration of CP and energy efficiency: CP assessments to find ways to improve energy efficiency were carried out at the participating companies. Options that were technically feasibly, financially attractive and reduced energy and GHG emissions were implemented, resulting in sector specific case studies.
Survey of barriers to energy efficiency: Why do some companies improve energy efficiency and others not? A survey assessed the financial, technical, cultural and other factors affecting businesses, resulting in proposed solutions to overcome the most important regional and national barriers in Asia.
This Guide is the main output of the GERIAP project.
Download a brochure of the GERIAP project (349KB - pdf)
For more information about the GERIAP Project, please see www.geriap.org