Cool Coalition


Name of initiative Cool Coalition
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2019
End year
Secretariat UN Environment, Paris,
Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation UN Environment
Type of lead organisation United Nations or Specialised agency
Location/Nationality of lead organisation France


Description The Cool Coalition is a global multi-stakeholder network that connects a wide range of key actors from government, cities, international organizations, businesses, finance, academia, and civil society groups to facilitate knowledge exchange, advocacy and joint action towards a rapid global transition to efficient and climate-friendly cooling.

The Cool Coalition promotes an ‘reduce-shift-improve-protect’ holistic and cross-sectoral approach to meet the cooling needs of both industrialized and developing countries through urban form, better building design, energy efficiency, renewables, and thermal storage while phasing down HFCs. Cool Coalition members are collaborating on science, policy, finance and technology to meet growing demands for cooling in a comprehensive manner, all aimed at raising climate ambition in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals while complimenting the goals of the the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and Paris Climate Agreement.

Objectives The Cool Coalition has come together rapidly under the recognition that cooling is important. Together with its partners, the Cool Coalition is now determining its activities in more detail and what is listed here is indicative. Cool Coalition activities are envisaged to be organised around three key pillars to accelerate a global transition to efficient and climate-friendly cooling.
Activities The overall approach is to:

REDUCE where possible the need for mechanical cooling through better urban planning and building design, and the use of nature-based solutions such as green public spaces and green roofs and walls. SHIFT cooling to renewables, district cooling approaches, solar powered cold chains, etc. IMPROVE conventional cooling by increasing the efficiency of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and demand response measures. PROTECT vulnerable people from the effects of extreme heat and consequences of unreliable medical and agricultural cold chains. LEVERAGE cooperation between different actors active in cooling to achieve a greater collective Impact.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Awareness raising and outreach
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Participants Number Names
Members 103  
Companies 24 Amarc DHS (Italy),Arcelik (Turkey),Arla (Sweden),Broad Group (China),BSH (Germany),Carrier (USA),Danfoss (Denmark),ENGIE (France),Electrolux (Sweden),Empower (United Arab Emirates),EP100 (France),Euroheat & Power (Belgium),European Partnership on Energy & Environment EPEE (Belgium),International Copper Alliance (USA),International District Energy Association (USA),Jinko Solar (China),Johnson Controls (United K.),Mabe (Mexico),Mahindra (Inida),Sanhua Group (Spain),Synergi (Denmark),Tabreed (United Arab Emirates),Trane Technologies (USA).
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 27 Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy - AEEE (India),  American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers - ASHRAE (USA),  Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy - BASE (Switzerland),  C40 (USA),  Carbon Trust (United K.),  CLASP (USA),  ClimateWorks Foundation (USA),  E3G (Belgium),  Ecowas Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - ECREEE (Cape Verde),  Energy Foundation China (China),  Environmental Investigation Agency - EIA (United K.),  Global Cool City Alliance (China),  Healthcare Without Harm - HCWH (United K.),  Instituto Clima e Sociedade - ICS (Brazil),  Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (USA),  Natural Resources Defense Council - NRDC (USA),  Organización Latinoamericana de Energía - OLADE (Equador),  Oxford Martin School (United K.),  Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - RCREEE (Egypt),  REN21 (France),  Rocky Mountain Institute (USA),  Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (India),  The Energy and Resources Institute - TERI (India),  Topten International Group (Belgium),  University of Birmingham (United K.),  World Wide Fund for Nature - WWF (USA),  Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture (USA).
National states 22 Andorra,  Bangladesh,  Belgium,  Chile,  Colombia,  Costa Rica,  Denmark,  Djibouti,  Dominican Republic,  France,  Hungary,  Japan,  Lebanon,  Morocco,  North Macedonia,  Norway,  Panama,  Poland,  Rwanda,  Senegal,  Spain,  United K.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 13 Amaravati (India),  Bhopal (India),  Cartagena (Colombia),  Chennai (China),  Coimbatore,  Copenhagen (Denmark),  El Alamein (Egypt),  Independencia Santiago (Chile),  Marrakech (Morocco),  Medellin (Colombia),  Pune (India),  Rajkot (India),  and Tunis (Tunisia).
Intergovernmental organisations 17 ASEAN Center for Energy Climate and Clean Air Coalition (Indonesia),  East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency -EACREEE (Uganda),  German Development Agency’s GIZ Green Cooling Initiative (Germany),  Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction - GlobalABC (France),  Global Green Growth Institute - GGGI (South Korea),  Green Climate Fund - GCF (South Korea),  International Energy Agency - IEA (France),  International Institute of Refrigeration (France),  International Renewable Energy Agency - IRENA (United Arab Emirates),  International Solar Alliance (India),  Mission Innovation (USA),  Sustainable Energy for All Initiative - SEforALL (Denmark),  United Nations Development Programme - UNDP (USA),  United Nations Environment Programme - UNEP (Kenya),  United Nations Industrial Development Organization - UNIDO (Austria),  World Bank Group (USA).
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 15 September 2020 10:40:02

Not only have national states as participators