03 July 2020
From Recovery to COP26: The Contribution of Sustainable Cooling

As part of the London Climate Action Week: Digital, the UK Government and the Cool Coalitionare glad to invite you to a high-level dialogue on the role of sustainable cooling from COVID-19 recovery to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). 

Hosted by the UK Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra), the UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UNEP led Cool Coalition, supported by E3G and Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), this is set to be an exciting event with a number of high-profile speakers.

From Recovery to COP26: The Contribution of Sustainable Cooling

July 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM London Time

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Join us to learn more about how countries can harness sustainable cooling to support a COVID-19 recovery while also meeting the Paris Agreement, Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and the 2030 Agenda goals. The event will feature a presentation from the Economist Intelligence Unit on the benefits of energy efficiency and sustainable cooling to a clean, resilient recovery.

The UK Government will also launch a guide which outlines UK efforts on sustainable cooling at home and abroad and opportunities for action as we build back better from COVID-19 and look towards 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, one of the official outcomes and “Transformation Initiatives” put forward by Executive Office of the Secretary General for the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.

Chaired by Dan Hamza-Goodacre – COP26 Champions Team and Non-Executive Director at K-CEP – the event will look at what actions governments are taking to transition to sustainable cooling to build back better and raise climate ambition with participation from:

  • Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith, International Environment Minister, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, UK
  • Rameshwar Prasad Gupta, Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India
  • Ambassador Tomas Anker Christensen, Climate Ambassador for Denmark, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
  • Kate Hughes, Director, International Climate Change, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom
  • Francesco Gaeta, Director of European and International Affairs, Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France
  • Faustin Munyazikwiye, Deputy Director General, Rwanda Environment Management Authority, Ministry of Environment, Rwanda
  • Nguyen Dang Thu Cuc, National Ozone Coordinator, Deputy Head, Division of GHG Emission Reduction and Ozone Layer Protection, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam

Feel free to reach out to Alexander Adamson (fgas@defra.gov.uk), Larissa Gross (larissa.gross@e3g.org) and Sophie Loran (sophie.loran@un.org) for questions, comments and feedback.
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