US Department of State
The ICSC has been working on an exciting US Department of State (USDOS) project targeting emissions of mercury in Southeast Asia. The project is focused on knowledge sharing and capacity building in India and Indonesia, to accelerate the reduction of emissions from the coal combustion sector.
The project has identified the major challenges for emissions reduction in these regions and has designed reports, training materials and workshops to empower stakeholders to accelerate the uptake of appropriate emission reduction strategies.
More information on the mercury challenge and the ICSC’s contribution to the implementation of the UN Minamata Convention on Mercury can be found here.
For Indonesia, we have evaluated mercury emissions from the coal sector on a unit-by-unit basis. This has allowed us to rank Indonesian coal-fired power plants and identify those that will benefit the most from targeted mercury emission reduction strategies. We are now working with government ministries in Indonesia to use this information to inform Indonesia’s strategy for compliance with the Minamata Convention. More information can be found here.
Our Outreach Programme
The ICSC runs an extensive outreach programme, to deliver the key messages from our studies on all aspects of coal production, transport and utilisation; to inform the debate on the cleaner use of coal; and to encourage the take up of improved technologies – particularly in developing economies.
The ICSC collaborates with and supports a range of organisations such as UN Economic Commission for Europe, UN Environment, USAID, the Asian Development Bank, the IEA and other Technology Collaboration Programmes, APEC and VGB.
During 2019-20, the outreach programme included running two ICSC workshops, in Vietnam and Japan, as well as our major Clean Coal Technologies Conference in Houston, USA, participating in other organisations’ conferences and associated events, as well as taking part in a wide range of topical meetings with international stakeholders.