Cooling Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET / 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. CET
The global demand for cooling is expected to triple by 2050 while the world embarks on a fight against climate change. Based on Chilling Prospects: Tacking Sustainable Cooling for All 2021, more than 1 billion people globally are facing high risks due to lack of access to sustainable cooling for basic needs. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the population at the highest risk in six high-impact countries grew slightly from 47.6 million in 2020 to 48.8 million people in 2021.
Ensuring affordable, sustainable, and accessible cooling solutions to all who need it is essential to alleviating poverty and achieving global sustainable development goals (SDGs) as well as to mitigate and combat climate change and its impacts.
The Energy Hub is a joint data collection effort that provides a knowledge platform on the energy sector of Latin America and the Caribbean. This data has the potential for facilitating the decision-making process, prioritizing investments, creating effective public policies, and setting the basis for new business.
Join the IDB and SEforALL in this webinar and explore the cooling data on the Energy Hub platform. Panelists will discuss sustainable active and passive cooling solutions, innovative business models such as Cooling as a Service and how these can provide access to sustainable cooling in Latin America and the Caribbean faster, more efficiently and sustainably.