Cooling for All Needs Assessment
To deliver sustainable cooling for all in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a full assessment of cooling needs across buildings, cities, agriculture and health services, is a necessary first step.
The implications that cooling demand has for energy systems, climate change, clean air, economics, well-being, and workforce development are currently not fully understood. An underestimation of the scale may contribute to a lack of ambition in policy, infrastructure and technology development, and could ultimately have far-reaching social, economic and environmental consequences.
In response to this, the Cooling for All Secretariat at SEforALL and Heriot-Watt University have partnered to create the Cooling for All Needs Assessment, a tool recommended for governments, local authorities, development institutions and NGOs to assess the full spectrum of cooling needs and the policy, technology and finance measures to address those needs.
Understanding how to meet cooling needs and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) together is possible when using the new Cooling for All Needs Assessment.
Contact the Cooling for All Secretariat at CoolingforAll@SEforALL.org for:
- Assistance finding partners or technical support
- Questions or comments in implementing the assessment
Sustainability, May 2021
Heriot-Watt University, 2020