Energizing Finance: A Framework for Tracking Cooling Investment
Global cooling needs are significant and expected to continue growing rapidly. This increasing demand will require large volumes of finance for sustainable cooling solutions to minimize climate impacts and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
However, current cooling finance datasets are limited and lack project-level information, preventing governments, development banks, and private investors from assembling comprehensive cooling transaction databases. Tracking financial commitments is crucial to evaluate how actual cooling investment patterns compare to projected needs.
SEforALL and our partner Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) will present and discuss a framework that can be used to track cooling investments.
Opening remarks: Olivia Coldrey, Head of Energy Finance and Clean Cooking, Sustainable Energy for All
Presentation of the knowledge brief: Cooper Wetherbee, Analyst, Climate Finance Team, Climate Policy Initiative
- Shilpa Patel, Head of Finance Window, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
- Giorgio Gualberti, Analyst, Climate and Environmental Development Finance, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- Daron Bedrosyan, Energy Specialist, World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Program
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