We're making efficient, climate-friendly cooling for all a reality.

Clean Cooling Collaborative works to make cooling more sustainable and accessible.

The benefits of clean cooling

To meet the growing demand for cooling while minimizing its climate impact, we must scale up energy-efficient, climate-friendly solutions. Doing so is necessary to achieve many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Improving how we cool could avoid significant greenhouse gas emissions and will:

Speed up and lower the cost of the global transition to a clean, more resilient energy grid with fewer power outages.
Reduce food loss and its associated greenhouse gas emissions while improving income for farmers and nutrition for consumers.
Ensure a just transition to a net-zero carbon future by improving the quality of life for people everywhere.
Improve air quality and public health due to reduced pollutant emissions from power plants.
Save trillions of dollars in utility bills and infrastructure investments.

How to cool a warming world

To realize the many benefits of universal access to clean cooling, we support efforts that:

Avoid and reduce the need for mechanical cooling
through improved building design, urban planning, and other passive cooling solutions.
  • Passive cooling
Optimize and improve cooling technologies and how they're used,
to become more energy-efficient, climate-friendly, and grid-friendly.
  • Super-efficient AC
  • Efficiency standards and labels
  • HFC phasedown
  • Heat pumps
  • Demand response
  • Cold chain
Increase access to efficient, climate-friendly cooling
for the communities facing the most significant impacts of extreme heat.
  • Finance

Solution areas

Swipe to explore

Solutions spotlight: Indonesia's cool roofs

Learn more about how Cool Roofs Indonesia – one of our implementing partners – is working to expand access to clean cooling across the country.

A global program designed to solve a global problem

While we are a global program, our current grantmaking will predominantly occur in the four regions projected to contribute 75% of cooling-related emissions between now and 2050: China, India, Southeast Asia, and the United States[1]CEA Consulting analysis using the IEA Buildings Model Reference Scenario (2018).

See a list of Clean Cooling Collaborative grants here.


China is the world’s largest manufacturer of room air conditioners, representing 70% of the global production market[2]The Future of Cooling (2018), IEA.


Cooling demand in India is projected to grow 8-fold by 2038, and by 2050, it could contribute up to 45% of the country’s peak energy demand[3]India Cooling Action Plan (2019), Government of India.

Southeast Asia

In 2017, there were around 40 million air conditioners in Southeast Asia. It is projected that by 2040, the number of air conditioners in the region will reach 300 million, half of which will be in Indonesia[4]The Future of cooling in Southeast Asia (2019), IEA.

United States of America

The consumption of air conditioning in U.S. homes is expected to increase by 59% by 2050[5]Annual Energy Outlook (2020), U.S. Energy Information Agency.