The Cooling for All Secretariat

Welcome to the Cooling for All Secretariat, a coordinating platform for focused responses to the issue of access to cooling.

As temperatures soar, populations grow, and cities swell, it has become clear that cooling is a right, not a luxury. From the cold chains that safely deliver our food and vaccines, to the air conditioners that make our workplaces and homes comfortable, cooling is essential for everyday life. Yet according to SEforALL’s Chilling Prospects report, 1.1 billion people are facing risks due to lack of access to cooling for basic needs – lack of access to nutritious food, to vaccines essential for health, as well as the ability to find respite from temperatures beyond limits for human survival. To achieve the Paris Agreement and deliver on the SDGs we must scale up and speed up the delivery of sustainable access to cooling for all.

This Secretariat will support this by identifying the challenges to, and seizing the opportunities of, providing access to affordable, sustainable cooling solutions for all. Its work is guided by the Global Panel on Access to Cooling, a group of leaders from the business, philanthropic, policy and academia committed to providing Cooling for All.

We invite you to explore the existing Knowledge and data and Access to Cooling Initiatives the Secretariat supports. And stay tuned for SEforALL’s “Cooling for All Outlook” to be published in the Fall of 2019.

Keep up to date on the latest cooling news and follow the conversation online using #CoolingForAll.

For more information, or to join the movement, get in touch with us at, or engage with Cooling for All at the events below.



IEA Energy Efficiency Training Week


April 1st - 4th 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

Launch of Chinese version of Chilling Prospect

Chinese Association of Refrigeration and SEforALL

April 9th - 11th 2019, Shanghai, China

10th Clean Energy Ministerial

Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat, Mission Innovation

May 27th 2019, Vancouver, Canada

Innovate for Climate

World Bank

June 4th - 7th 2019, Singapore

Announcement of the Ashden Awards Winners

Ashden Foundation

June 6th 2019, London, UK

Energy Efficiency Global Forum

Alliance to Save Energy

June 12th 2019, Washington DC, USA

CFLP Global Cold Chain Summit

Cold Chain Logistics Committee of China, Federation of Logistics & Purchasing

June 26th - 28th 2019, Qingdao, China

CLASP Global Leap Award


July 19th 2019, TBC

Launch of Cooling for All Outlook 2019


October 2019, TBC

31st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 31)

Ozone Secretariat

November 4th - 8th 2019, Rome, Italy