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.
- Building end-uses
- Building systems
- Space cooling