29 November 2023
High-level Segment – Cooling for Climate Action: Your Ministers’ Cool Soundbites

Date: 8 December 2023                                  Time: 15:00 – 15:45  (GMT: +04:00)                                 Event Language: English

Format: In-person                                           Location: Shared Presentation Stage 3, B7, 88, COP28, Dubai

Organized by: United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP-led Cool Coalition, Ozone Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition



COP28 is a critical moment for action on cooling.  Recognizing the adaptation and mitigation benefits of cooling, the COP28 UAE Presidency has championed a Global Cooling Pledge with over 65 country signatories to date, which intends to raise ambition and international cooperation on cooling through collective targets for reducing emissions, improving energy efficiency and climate-friendly approaches to cooling and significantly increase access to sustainable cooling. The new UNEP report Global Cooling Watch launched at COP28 shows that countries can reduce emissions from cooling by over 60% while meeting growing cooling needs and creating significant economic benefits through integrated and accelerated policy action on passive cooling, energy efficiency, and the fast phase-down of HFCs.


We are inviting a select group of country representatives at Minister and senior leadership level, leading in the cooling space to engage in dialogue and provide their “soundbites” on how they are acting on these three fronts and delivering on the Montreal Protocol/Kigali Amendment, Paris Agreement and the Global 2030 Agenda.



The event will put a bright spotlight on the issue of cooling and an integrated approach needed to implement effectively the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and the Global Cooling Pledge that in addition HFC and energy efficiency puts emphasis on passive cooling and nature-based solutions as well as access to cooling to all.  The meaningful messages by countries senior environmental leadership will enhance call for action.  The event will be livestreamed and recorded. An e-brochure will be issued compiling the most inspirational and important key message(s) of each Minister for wide distribution.

We Will: Efficient, Climate-Friendly Cooling for All
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