Secretariat

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

If you are working on access to cooling, please find additional resources and data or get in touch with us at CoolingForAll@SEforALL.org

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. 

As temperatures soar, populations grow, and cities swell, it has become clear that cooling is a right, not a luxury. To achieve the Paris Agreement and deliver on the SDGs that enable safe, healthy and productive lives, we must scale up and speed up the delivery of sustainable access to cooling for all.

The Cooling for All Secretariat led by SEforALL will support these goals by identifying the challenges to, and seizing the opportunities of, providing access to affordable, sustainable cooling solutions for all. Specifically, the Cooling for All Secretariat will serve as a coordinating platform for focused responses to the issue of access to cooling. The Secretariat will work with industry, donors, and international organizations to design pilot solutions, develop tools for governments and civil society to measure access to cooling gaps and deploy solutions based on people’s cooling needs, and manage a knowledge-hub with information on measures for everyone from policymakers to industry, financiers and practitioners. This work will underpin the publication of the Cooling for All Outlook in 2019, to benchmark our progress on closing access to cooling gaps and set the targets for what we must collectively achieve.

The Secretariat will also support the Global Panel on Access to Cooling, a group of leaders from the business, philanthropic, policy and academia sectors who guided the publication of the Chilling Prospects report.

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COOLING EVENTS

EVENT HOST DATE/LOCATION

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

2019 SEforALL Charrettes

SEforALL

June 18th - 20th 2019, The Netherlands

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

CLASP

July 19th 2019, TBC

Launch of Cooling for All Outlook 2019

SEforALL

September 2019, TBC

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

Ozone Secretariat

November 4th 2019, Rome