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 if we’re to achieve many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Improving how we cool could avoid significant greenhouse gas emissions and will:
How to cool a warming world
To realize the many benefits of universal access to clean cooling, we will work to:
- Passive cooling
- Super-efficient AC
- Demand response
- Heat pumps
- Efficiency standards and labels
- HFC phasedown
- Cold chain
A global program designed to solve a global problem
While we are a global program, our current grantmaking will largely occur in the four regions that are projected to contribute 75% of cooling-related emissions between now and 2050: China, India, Southeast Asia, and the United StatesBuildings Model Reference Scenario (2018), IEA.
See a list of Clean Cooling Collaborative grants here.
China is the world’s largest producer of room air conditioners, representing 70% of the global marketThe 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 demandIndia Cooling Action Plan (2019), Government of India.
In 2017, there were around 40 million air conditioners in Southeast Asia. This is projected to reach 300 million by 2040, half of which will be in IndonesiaThe 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 2050Annual Energy Outlook (2020), U.S. Energy Information Agency.