Chilling Prospects series
Chilling Prospects is a groundbreaking report series by SEforALL in partnership with and supported by the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP) as part of the Cooling for All initiative, which develops the reports along with contributions from the Global Panel on Access to Cooling.
Chilling Prospects: Tracking Sustainable Cooling for All 2020 finds that over one billion people are still at high risk from lack of cooling access and a further 2.2 billion lack access to clean and efficient cooling. As the world tries to recover better from COVID-19, access to sustainable cooling is critical to ensure nutrition, health and safety of the most vulnerable. The analysis also shows countries already experience an annual ‘productivity penalty’ of USD 630 billion without cooling.
Chilling Prospects: Tracking Sustainable Cooling for All 2019 serves as a status update. It profiles fast action in access to cooling, provides an update on global access to cooling gaps, and provides policymakers, the private sector and development financiers with tools and guidance on how to accelerate progress on areas of priority.
Developed as part of the 2019 report, the Cooling for All Needs Assessment is a new tool that allows governments, NGOs and development institutions to accurately size the market for cooling demands based on comfort, safety, nutrition and health needs.
Released in 2018, Chilling Prospects: Providing Sustainable Cooling for All was a global wake-up call – and was the first report to define and quantify the magnitude of the global cooling access challenge and call for new and sustained action to address the issue.
Across 54 high-impact countries, 1.02 billion people among the rural and urban poor remain at high risk in 2020. This includes 318 million people living in poor rural areas and 699 million living in poor urban areas.
Chilling Prospects: Tracking Sustainable Cooling for All 2019 is the second report in the Chilling Prospects series and serves as a follow-up to the inaugural report’s wake-up call and call to action.
Chilling Prospects is the first report to define and quantify the magnitude of the cooling access challenge, including an assessment of countries facing the biggest risks.