Global coalition on clean and efficient cooling | UPSC – IAS
The first-ever global coalition on clean and efficient cooling (the Cool Coalition) was launched at the First Global Conference on Synergies between the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- The Cool Coalition aims to inspire ambition and accelerate action on the transition to clean and efficient cooling.
- It is a global effort led by UN Environment, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program, and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL).
- It includes ministers of environment from Chile and Rwanda and Foreign Affairs from Denmark as well as the heads of Danish engineering firm Danfoss and ENGIE, and the leaders of civil society, research, academia and intergovernmental institutions.
- It is a unified front that links action across the Kigali Amendment, Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.
- The Cool Coalition offers a three-in-one opportunity to cut global warming, improve lives of hundreds of millions of people and make huge financial savings.
- It will complement and build upon ongoing successful programmes to advance clean and efficient cooling, including the Cooling for All Secretariat, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Programme, private sector action like the Global Cooling Prize, and other initiatives.
Coalition members seek to inspire action by:-
- leading by example on ways to advance clean and efficient cooling;
- sharing the scientific argument for action;
- securing high-level commitments in the lead up to the Climate Action Summit;
- motivating others to meet their requirements under the Kigali Amendment and Paris Agreement;
- promoting collaboration; and
- advocating for more innovation, greater investment, better information and increased capacity to transition to cleaner and more efficient cooling.