Deep Dive Workshop on Access to Cooling

Cooling is an invisible industry essential to our modern society – from the cold chains that safely deliver our food and vaccines, to the air conditioners that make our workplaces and homes comfortable, to cooling servers for our insatiable demand for social media or data.

The “Chilling Prospects” report prepared by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) identified that 1.1 billion people – of which 750 million living in Asia – are facing risks due to lack of access to cooling for basic needs – lack of access to nutritious food, vaccines essential for health, as well as the ability to find respite from temperatures beyond limits for human survival.

Jointly organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), this deep dive workshop will discuss the various issues involved in accelerating access to cooling in the Asia and the Pacific Regions. Discussions will also cover the need and value of undertaking country-specific needs assessment and developing a national cooling plan.

Goal 7 target

Energy efficiency