21 November 2023
Side Event – Data to Drive Sustainable Cooling For All

Date: 2 December 2023                                   Time: 12:00 – 13:00 (GMT: +04:00)                                        Event Language: English

Format: In-person                                             Location: Montreal Protocol Pavilion, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Organized by: United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP-led Cool Coalition, Sustainable Energy for All

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Cooling is one of the critical challenges in today’s climate debate, significantly contributing to global warming. If left unchecked, emissions from cooling are projected to double by 2030 and triple by 2050 due to factors like heatwaves, population growth, urbanization, and a growing middle class. In order to maximize the benefits of cooling while minimizing its climatic impact, the need for data to understand where we are- and where we need to get to – is a critical ask. 

Convened by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP-led Cool Coalition, and Sustainable Energy for All, this side event aims to highlight the need for data –  and gaps therein –  that are critical to transition towards sustainable cooling. It will focus on showcasing tools and methods for tracking and improving the implementation of cooling targets. The event will also discuss ways to enhance capacity building at the national and subnational levels to bridge data gaps.

Participants will have the opportunity to share perspectives on data-driven solutions for sustainable cooling. The side event will also showcase current data collection processes and datasets being used to address the cooling challenge effectively.


  • Goal 1: Setting the context of the importance of cooling in a warming world
  • Goal 2: Highlighting the available data sets and gaps that need to be filled
  • Goal 3: Opportunities to create greater capacity domestically to support the transition to sustainable cooling for all
We Will: Efficient, Climate-Friendly Cooling for All
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