This event was organized in the framework of the London Climate Action Week Digital, 1-3 July 2020 which will “brought together world-leading experts and policy makers to drive the national and international Covid-19 climate policy response, prioritizing green recovery.”
The objective of the session was to demonstrate how sustainable cooling can help governments meet near-term stimulus objectives while also meeting commitments they made as a part of the Paris Agreement, Kigali Amendment, and Sustainable Development Goals, which are all crucial for a better recovery. The session was chaired by Dan Hamza-Goodacre, part of the COP26 Champions Team and K-CEP Non-Executive Director, co-hosted by the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the UNEP-led Cool Coalition and supported by E3G and the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP).
At the event, the UK Government released a document that describes its efforts on sustainable cooling at home and abroad, and opportunities for action as countries build back better from COVID-19 while looking forwards to COP26. The guide has been developed by the UK Government in collaboration with UK’s Carbon Trust and K-CEP, as a contribution to the Cool Coalition.