Chilling Prospects

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 2021 finds a major increase in urban and rural poor populations at high risk from a lack of access to cooling, totaling 1.09 billion people. Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa at highest risk, with poverty impact of COVID-19 and rapidly growing hot cities contributing to increased risk. In 2021, fifty million more people face heat-related risks as COVID-19 increases global cooling access challenges for the first time

Released for the first time in 2018, Chilling Prospects 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.

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