The Cool Up: Upscaling Sustainable Cooling programme promotes accelerated technological change in cooling demand reduction, and early implementation of the Kigali Amendment and Paris Agreement. Cool Up focuses on Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey as these countries are experiencing fast-growing demand for cooling, increasing final energy consumption, and structural challenges in the energy sector. They also have high potential to boost energy efficiency and increase the use of natural refrigerants in the cooling and refrigeration sector.
The goal of the Cool Up programme is to create catalytic change within the refrigeration and air conditioning sector by reducing cooling demand, supporting the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons, replacing and safely disposing inefficient cooling appliances and refrigerants, and improving cooling appliance operation, training, and awareness. Cool Up’s holistic approach addresses these issues across three themes: policy and regulatory support, development of business and financing models, and increased awareness and market uptake of sustainable cooling technologies. The approach is supplemented by implementation-focused partnerships and building hands-on capacity to enable local and regional stakeholders.
Cool Up is led by Guidehouse Germany GmbH. The team includes Frankfurt School, ILK Dresden, Öko-Recherche, United Nations Development Programme, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Istanbul Aydin University, Integrated Development Group, Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation, and Royal Scientific Society. Cool Up is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.