The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have co-organized an awareness raising webinar on the benefits of energy-efficient and climate friendly cooling.
The webinar presented how countries can scale up efforts on energy-efficient and climate friendly cooling through specific financing and policy mechanisms. The webinar was moderated by Sabin Basnyat, Senior Energy Efficiency Specialist, Division of Mitigation and Adaptation of the GCF. The Cool Coalition Secretariat, the International Energy Agency (IEA), United For Efficiency (U4E) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) contributed to the discussion by highlighting the climate impacts of the cooling sector and what actions governments can take to transition to efficient cooling and climate-friendly refrigerants, to ensure widespread access to cooling services while limiting their negative climate impacts. Practical guides, toolkits, references, and how-to manuals were presented with the aim to assist National Designated Authorities (NDAs) and Accredited Entities (AEs) in the development of transformational GCF projects and programs in this priority field.