By 2050, due to a changing climate, deaths from heat waves could reach 260,000 annually

By 2050, due to a changing climate, deaths from heat waves could reach 260,000 annually

It is projected that at least 19 new cooling appliances will be sold every second for the next 30 years

It is projected that at least 19 new cooling appliances will be sold every second for the next 30 years

More than 600 million tonnes a year of food is lost between harvest and market,  primarily because of lack of cold-chain

More than 600 million tonnes a year of food is lost between harvest and market, primarily because of lack of cold-chain

25% of liquid vaccines are wasted each year primarily because of inadequate cooling provision

25% of liquid vaccines are wasted each year primarily because of inadequate cooling provision

More than one billion people suffer every year from lack of cooling access

More than one billion people suffer every year from lack of cooling access

Centre for Sustainable Cooling (CSC)

The Centre for Sustainable Cooling (CSC) brings together a consortium of international academic institutions to work with governments, industry, development agencies and NGOs to solve the cooling challenge: accelerated access to cooling for all who need it sustainably. Through this global collaborative coalition, the CSC will develop new systems approaches integrating technological, policy, social, economic, energy, finance and business pathways to better manage cooling demand and deliver sustainable solutions to help the most vulnerable in our society.

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Access to cooling is not a luxury. It is an issue of equity – essential to preserve fresh food and medicine, underpin economic productivity and provide protection from heat for populations in a warming world.

The world must not solve a social crisis by creating an environmental catastrophe; we need to ensure access to affordable cooling with minimum environmental impact and maximum efficient use of natural and waste resources.

Without radical intervention, if we are to deliver access to cooling for all who need it, we will potentially see four times as many appliances deployed using five times as much energy as today.