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July 01, 2019 Monday 01:31:01 PM IST

India Among Nine Nations Having Lack of Access to Sustainable Cooling: UN

Education Information,International Policy

India is among the nine nations have the biggest populations not having access to sustainable cooling amidst rising global temperature and climate change, according to United Nations.  

About 1.1 bn people across the world face immediate risks from lack of access to cooling. The nations affected are India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Pakistan,Nigeria, Indonesia, China, Mozambique and Sudan. As global temperatures rise, providing effective and sustainable cooling systems has become essential for daily life, according to Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All of UN (SEforALL). Future choices about refrigerants, the efficiency of cooling technologies, and how cooling is powered will have a significant impact on achieving the Paris Climate Agreement. Previous research indicates that by 2050, work hour losses by country due to excessive heat and lack of access to cooling are expected to be more than 2% and a high as 12%. With the destructive effects of climate change now being widely felt, government policy-makers, business leaders, investors and civil society must increase access to sustainable cooling solutions for all through benchmarking progress, access to cooling initiatives to protect the world’s most vulnerable populations from intensifying global heat and national cooling plans from government. 
Cooling is essential to human health and prosperity but cooling also causes 10% of global warming as carbon emissions rise due to use of Chloro-Flouro Carbons in refrigerators and air conditioners. Future choices about refrigerants, the efficiency of cooling technologies, and how cooling is powered will have a significant impact on achieving the Paris Climate Agreement. Previous research indicates that by 2050, work hour losses by country due to excessive heat and lack of access to cooling are expected to be more than 2% and a high as 12%. 
With the destructive effects of climate change now being widely felt, government policy-makers, business leaders, investors and civil society must increase access to sustainable cooling solutions for all through benchmarking progress, access to cooling initiatives to protect the world’s most vulnerable populations from intensifying global heat and national cooling plans from government.


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