Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent
Sustainable Cooling

Sustainable Cooling

Our efforts are aimed at harnessing the potential for jobs, growth, and sustainability in the Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) and allied sectors, thereby achieving the goal of providing access to thermal comfort for all. As co-authors of the India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP), our research focuses on bridging technology and know-how gaps in the HVAC value chain, developing a framework for India’s HFC transition and end-of-life management of refrigerants, building a collaborative R&D ecosystem for cooling innovation, catalysing the training and formalisation of RAC servicing sector, and leading market-shaping efforts through consumer awareness campaigns on energy-efficiency, and developing novel financing options for upcoming technologies, among other interventions. The Council is among the pioneering institutions to begin India-focused research on phasing-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Our modelling of India’s long-term HFC emissions, and analysis of different trajectories to leapfrog away from them, enabled us to support India’s negotiations to phase-down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol. We continue to adopt an integrated and inclusive approach in our research, by combining rigorous methodologies and strategic engagement across many stakeholders including policymakers, industry associations, academia, independent experts, and civil society, to achieve impact at scale.


Phasing down India's Hydrofluorocarbons Emissions

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