India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP)

Last updated: 18 June 2020

The Indian plan (ICAP) was launched in March 2019 by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The ICAP provides a 20-year perspective and outlines actions needed to provide access to sustainable cooling.  

The Plan seeks to

(i) reduce cooling demand across sectors by 20% to 25% by 2037-38,

(ii) reduce refrigerant demand by 25% to 30% by 2037-38,

(iii) Reduce cooling energy requirements by 25% to 40% by 2037-38,

(iv)  recognise “cooling and related areas” as a thrust area of research under national Science and Technology Programme,

(v) training and certification of 100,000 servicing sector technicians by 2022-23, synergizing with Skill India Mission.

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building systems
  • Space cooling