UN HLPF Side Event: Launch of New Global Report From Cooling for All

10:00 EDT
16 Jul 2018
11:30 EDT
16 Jul 2018
United Nations Headquarters, Room 12

In support of the UN High-Level Political Forum, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) in partnership with the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), ;will convene a high-level dynamic discussion to launch “Chilling Prospects: Providing sustainable Cooling for All,” a new report produced by SEforALL and a global panel of experts from the Cooling for All initiative on the emerging challenge of sustainable cooling solutions.

Leading experts from across the public and private sectors will discuss the thermal economy and the challenge of securing energy efficient, low-GWP, cooling in a warming world. The report explores how access to cooling will directly determine people's life chances, health outcomes, and productivity as well as the need to think holistically about cooling solutions.

Learn more about Cooling for All here and follow #CoolingforAll on social media for the latest.

Find out more about SEforALL’s activity at the UN HLPF here.






11:00 – 11:05

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • A representative from the United Arab Emirates 

11:05 – 11:20

Presentation: “Chilling Prospects” Report

  • Ian Crosby, Head of Energy Productivity and Cooling at SEforALL

11:20 – 11:50

Panel Discussion on Report Findings 


  • Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All


  • H.E. Ambassador Valentine Rugwabiza, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda to the UN
  • H.E. Ambassador Amatlain E. Kabua, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the UN
  • Charlotte Pera, President, ClimateWorks
  • John Galyen, President, Danfoss North America   
  • Christine Egan, CEO, CLASP  
  • Marcel Alers, Head of Energy, UNDP - Global Environmental Finance Unit  

11:50 – 11:55

Questions from the floor

11:55 – 12:00

Presentation: Next steps in the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program Window 4P

  • Dan Hamza-Goodacre, Executive Director, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program

12:00 – 12:25

Panel Discussion on New Initiatives on Access to Cooling


  • Dan Hamza-Goodacre, Executive Director, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program


  • Sarah Butler-Sloss, Founder-Director, Ashden  
  • Kurt Schickman, Executive Director, Global Cool Cities Alliance  
  • Hu Min, Program Head for Access to Cooling, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program 
  • Natasha Bilimoria, Director of US Strategy, GAVI  
  • Sneha Sachar, Senior Program Lead, Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy, India    

12:25 – 12:30

Concluding Remarks

  • Rachel Kyte