Global temperatures are on the rise, July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded (NOAA, 2019). Cooling is essential to wellbeing, food and medicine preservation, industrial manufacturing, sustainable agriculture and economic growth. It is a critical component of sustainable urbanisation and rural development. The energy demand of space cooling and cold chain cooling is expected to surge at a dramatic rate. Current rates of energy efficiency gains are insufficient to dent this growth, there is a need for urgent action and innovation to develop and deploy new technologies, systems and business models. This workshop will explore policies, technologies, innovation, new approaches and business models that can accelerate progress on energy efficient cooling across sectors and systems.
With the view of exploring opportunities to accelerate progress on energy efficient cooling across sectors and systems, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency is organising this workshop together with the International Energy Agency under the aegis of the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative to chart out steps towards accelerating the development and deployment of efficient and sustainable cooling appliances, equipment and systems. It will highlight action plans, international best policy practices, measures to stimulate innovation and deliberate on steps forward.
SEAD is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and a task of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC).