“The technologies are available. They’re well known. They’re proven — though not at scale. So why aren’t we moving?”
One of our team members raised this question in an article in the New York Times back in 2012. What has changed since then? Until recently, for a lot of people, climate change was firmly in the realm of the hypothetical. It wasn’t that nothing was happening – June 2019 was the hottest June worldwide since records began in 1880, and rising temperatures require more refrigeration and air conditioning. As a result, the cooling sector became one of the biggest CO2 emitters in recent years – and that’s a rising trend. The Green Cooling Initiative wants to change that.
Cooling is a basic need to which everyone should have access without harming the climate.
The Green Cooling initiative
We are a global initiative focussed on implementation of sustainable cooling, formed through a union of various projects and prestigious partners. Since 1995, we have been sustainably transforming the cooling sector in emerging and developing countries. Our work is supported and funded by the German Government, in particular by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Our work is based on three pillars: policy advice, technology transfer and capacity building. We advise politicians and governments in suitable framework conditions for a sustainable development of the sector. We support the technological transfer to Green Cooling and provide financing advice. We impart knowledge, build competencies and train experts.
We are united on one goal: the transformation of the cooling sector – for the benefit of people, the environment, and our shared future.
Our team is based around the globe, but mainly in Eschborn, Germany. Our expertise lies in the fields of environmental protection and international cooperation, with a background in material, industrial, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as environmental science, city planning, economics, communications, microbiology and geoecology. Together, we aim for a cooler future for all.