Cooling Facility

Cooling Facility

As global temperatures increase and the demand for cooling rises, so do the emission levels of greenhouse and fluorinated gases, which have a very high global warming potential.  Reports cite that at 1.5°C of warming – a threshold that could be reached by 2030 - 2.3 billion people could be vulnerable to illness and death from heatwave events (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2019) and productivity loss could be the equivalent of 80 million full-time jobs (International Labor Organization, 2019). Therefore low-carbon and sustainable cooling solutions are essential.

The Cooling Facility will be one of the world’s first cooling-focused facilities with the aim to provide cooling solutions in nine countries.  It will focus on regulation and policy, technical assistance and financing to address and help remove barriers to the development of sustainable cooling investments.  Planned measures include financing for investments in innovative, climate-friendly cooling technologies and systems, and creating an enabling environment by strengthening institutional, policy and regulatory frameworks and building capacity of key stakeholders in technologies, business models and cooling project appraisal and implementation.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


17 Sep 2020 - 386 days

Funding proposal received

17 Sep 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

16 Jul 2021

Cleared by iTAP

14 Sep 2021

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

23 Sep 2021


07 Oct 2021 - 296 days

Approved by GCF Board

07 Oct 2021

FAA executed

15 Jul 2022

Under implementation

29 Jul 2022 - 306 days so far

FAA effective

29 Jul 2022


Four regions

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Africa
  • Eastern Europe

Nine countries

Three priority groups

  • Least Developed Countries
  • Small Island Developing States
  • African States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

GrantUSD 32,000,000
LoanUSD 29,000,000
LoanUSD 96,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 157,000,000


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 130,000,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 27,400,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 20,000,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 86,000,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 150,000,000
Co-FinancingGuaranteeUSD 50,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 80,500,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 25,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 3,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 940,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 150,000,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 722,840,000

GCF Contacts

General media inquiries

GCF Communications
Phone +82 32 4458 6338 (KST)
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GCF Information Disclosure
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Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6155 (KST)
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Accredited Entity

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association
Mr. Zhihong Zhang

Senior Carbon Finance Specialist
The World Bank 1818 H Street, NW MSN MC3-309 Washington DC 20433 USA, Washington, United States
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance
Ms. Sharifa Khan Primary
Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance, Block No. 8, Room No. 3 & 4, Shere-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
El Salvador
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN)
His Excellency Mr. Fernando Andrés López Larreynaga Primary
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
Kilómetro 5 ½ Carretera a Santa Tecla, Col. Las Mercedes, Frente a Círculo Miliar, Edificios MARN, San Salvador, El Salvador
Mrs. Eva Maria Colorado Panameño Secondary
Director of International Cooperation and Climate Change
Kilómetro 5 ½ Carretera a Santa Tecla, Col. Las Mercedes, Frente a Círculo Miliar, Edificios MARN, San Salvador, El Salvador
Phone +(503) 2132-9680
Phone +(503) 7634-8833
The National Treasury
Dr Chris Kiptoo Primary
Principal Secretary
Treasury Building 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +254 20 224 0051
Mr. Malik Aman Secondary
Ag. Head, Climate Finance & Green Economy Unit
Phone +254 720 771774
Mr. Hillary Korir Secondary
Senior Economist
Phone +254 722 644736
North Macedonia
Cabinet of the Deputy President of the Government in Charge for Economic Affairs and Coordination of Economic Sectors
His Excellency Mr. Fatmir Bytyqi Primary
Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Economic Affairs, Coordination of Economic Sectors and Investments
Bul Ilinden nr.2, 1000 Skopje, North Macedonia
Phone +389 2 3114 258
Phone +389 2 3118 022
Ms. Sandra Andovska Primary
Advisor for sustainable development to the Deputy President of the Government of Republic of North Macedonia in charge of economic affairs, coordination of economic departments and investments
Bul Ilinden 2, Skopje, North Macedonia
Phone +389 2 3118 022
Ms. Teodora Grncharova Obradovikj, PhD Secondary
State Counselor on Climate Change, Ministry of environment and physical planning
Environmental Affairs Department
Mrs. Tawonga Mbale-Luka Primary
Environmental Affairs Department Private Bag 394 Lilongwe 3, Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone +265 1 771 111
Phone +265 1 773 379
Evans Njewa Secondary
Environmental Affairs Department Lilongwe 3, Malawi., Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone +265 1 771 111
Phone 265 1 770 359
Phone +265 8888 53245
Phone +265 9948 53245
Ministry of Environment
His Excellency Milciades Concepción Primary
Minister of Environment
Building 804, Albrook, Panama
Mr. Bolivar Cañizales Secondary
Deputy Operational Focal Point, Head of the Department of Environment and Climate Change, Directorate of International Organizations and Conferences of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Phone (507) 511-4256
Ms. Ligia Castro de Doens Operational focal point
Operational Focal Point, Director of Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment
Phone (507) 500-0855
Sao Tome and Principe
Ministry of Planning, Finance and Blue Economy
Dr. Fausto Policarpo Abreu das Neves Primary
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
Her Excellency Amb. Khadija Almakhzoumi Primary
Villa Somalia, Mogadishu, Somalia
Phone +252617008375
Mr. Abdirashid Ateye Primary
Technical Focal Point
Villa Somalia, Mogadishu, Somalia
Phone +252717043772
Dr. Abdullahi Khalif Secondary
Senior Principle
Villa Somalia, Moghadishu, Somalia
Phone +252614392902
Dr. Jaabir Hussein Secondary
Climate Change Specialist
Villa Somalia, Mogadishu, Somalia
Phone +252634455580
Sri Lanka
Ministry of Environment
Dr. Anil Jasinghe Primary
No. 416/C/1, "Sobadam Piyasa" Robert Gunawardana Mawatha, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Phone +94-11-2034121
Phone +94-11-2034122
Mr. Leel Randeni Secondary
Director, Climate Change Secretariat
Sobadam Piyasa, No. 416/C/1, robert Gunawardana Mawatha, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Phone +94 (0) 714421689
Phone +94 (0) 112034193