Cool Coalition 2021 Highlights: A "Cool" Year Watch the Video Developing Comprehensive Cooling Action Plans Read More Ensuring Climate Justice through Cooler Cities, Homes and Streets Read More Powering Sustainable Cold Chain Solutions for All Read More Fighting the Illegal Import of Used Products into Africa Read More Taking Action: the Pathway to Net-Zero Cooling Read More
Almost one-third of the world’s population faces dangerous temperatures for more than 20 days a year, while heatwaves cause 12,000 deaths annually. Staying cool is a health and productivity issue. We need to provide equitable access to cooling to protect people against extreme heat, keep food fresh, vaccines stable, and so much more. But the more we cool, the more we heat the planet. We need a rethink. Read more.
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On World Ozone Day 2022, Barbados and Nigeria release National Cooling Actions Plans

On World Ozone Day 2022, Barbados and Nigeria release National Cooling Actions Plans

Last week on Thursday 16 September - World Ozone Day - the Barbados National Cooling Strategy (NCS) has been made publicly available following its national approval in May 2022. Similarly, as ...
Marking International Day, Secretary-General Says Montreal Protocol’s Success Protecting Ozone Layer Powerful Example of Multilateralism in Action

Marking International Day, Secretary-General Says Montreal Protocol’s Success Protecting Ozone Layer Powerful Example of Multilateralism in Action

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, observed 16 September: Today, we celebrate 35 years of the Montreal Protocol’s ...
Air conditioning has a climate problem. New technology could help.

Air conditioning has a climate problem. New technology could help.

Last week, Californians got a reminder of one of the most vexing paradoxes of global warming. With temperatures well over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in some regions on Tuesday night, hundreds of thousands ...
California Governor Newsom signs bill that will protect Californians from extreme heat

California Governor Newsom signs bill that will protect Californians from extreme heat

LOS ANGELES, USA — September 9, 2022 — Today, California Governor Newsom signed AB 2238, one of the most substantive bills addressing climate-driven heat passed in this year’s legislative session. The ...
Keeping cool in record heat, without further warming the planet

Keeping cool in record heat, without further warming the planet

As temperatures continue to rise and heatwaves become more severe and frequent, the world will need to do more to keep cool. There are ways to cool our homes and ...
How Chile is putting its ageing refrigerators out to pasture

How Chile is putting its ageing refrigerators out to pasture

Rosa Cordero, who is diabetic, remembers a time when she couldn’t store her insulin safely. Her refrigerator was old and unreliable, and she never knew if the temperature was cool ...
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