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Keeping cool beyond the pandemic
Beyond the immediate impact on health, the pandemic has major implications for global economies, energy use and CO2 emissions. Climate-friendly cooling provides us with an opportunity to kickstart the economy while catering to the developmental needs of the country. The recent UNEP-IEA Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis Report stated that up to 0.4oC of warming could be avoided by 2100, by transitioning to energy-efficient and climate-friendly cooling solutions through coordinated actions between ministries, industries, academia, & civil society, reduced cooling demand, crossing the price hump and building civil society coalitions.
Publication Link: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/keeping-cool-beyond-the-pandemic/article32495525.ece#:~:text=For%20an%20energy%2Defficient%20and,consumers%20and%20industry%20is%20required&text=Climate%2Dfriendly%20co%20oling%20provides%20us,developmental%20n