24 November 2020
Tackling the Cooling Challenge with National Cooling Action Plans

A year ago, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres released a message calling upon countries to develop National Cooling Action Plans (NCAPs) to deliver efficient and sustainable cooling and bring essential life‑preserving services like vaccines and safe food to all people while driving climate action.

NCAPs are an important tool to assist countries in understanding and defining their cooling priorities. They can help to identify pathways that integrate comprehensive action to reduce energy related emissions from cooling and align them with plans related to lower emissions from refrigerant transition. They also offer an opportunity for a country to consider how to improve access to cooling and address additional Sustainable Development Goals.

Many countries are developing National Cooling Actions Plans (NCAPs) to help them meet their growing cooling needs.  Several of these NCAP pioneers have joined forces in the framework of the Cool Coalition with the goal of developing a more comprehensive NCAP methodology, one that ensures cooling demand is met in a sustainable and climate-compatible manner.

This session covered the following topics:

  1. Tackling cooling comprehensively through National Cooling Action Plans
  2. What does it take to develop a National Cooling Action Plan, in line with a country’s climate commitments and development priorities?
  3. Introduction to the joint NCAP Methodology
  4. Development Process and the Data Assessment Framework
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