Access To Cooling

To avoid “lock-in” of high-carbon technologies, access to cooling must be a development priority. K-CEP aims to make environmentally friendly, energy-efficient cooling accessible to all by elevating the profile of cooling as a development priority and by providing support to the poorest countries and people through a range of locally owned cooling solutions.

K-CEP will take a broad approach to cooling solutions so that building design, fans, shading, solar cooling, and behavior change can also play a role in bringing high standards of thermal comfort to all.

As part of its work to improve access to cooling, K-CEP will support a global panel on access to cooling, and in 2018 it will launch a program to implement the panel’s recommendations, focusing on the poorest countries and communities.