Chilling Prospects: Tracking Sustainable Cooling for All 2021
This is the fourth edition of the ground-breaking Chilling Prospects series, which tracks immediate vulnerability due to a lack of access to cooling. The work identifies populations at risk for whom a lack of access to cooling threatens their immediate health and safety. It models risk based on a spectrum of cooling needs: human comfort and safety; agriculture, food and nutrition security; and health services and medicine. On this basis, it categorizes risk across four populations: the rural poor, the urban poor, the lower-middle income and the middle income.
Sub-national Cooling Risks
Populations at Risk in Countries Not Considered High-Impact
While it is evident that the pace of vaccination is uneven and inequities are likely to be exacerbated in the coming months, support for sustainable cold chains represents an opportunity to address immediate equity considerations and deliver a lasting impact in support of the economic and social recovery from the pandemic. More
Challenges in Vaccine Rollout Linked to Cooling
Sustainable Cooling Solutions in Action
Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China, Congo, Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Gambia, The; Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Lao PDR, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen
The Critical 9 are the countries with largest number of people at high risk: India, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Mozambique, Sudan, Brazil
The non-high-impact countries are Afghanistan, Belize, Bhutan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Syria Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, West Bank and Gaza.