CLASP launches ‘Cooling in a Warming World’ e-magazine
We are entering a new era in which hundreds of millions of people in developing and emerging economies have the economic means to purchase air conditioners, and will therefore enjoy the benefits of cooling for the first time in human history. In a rapidly warming world, for people living in the sweltering summers of northern India or Brazil, or in an equatorial climate such as Nigeria, air conditioning will be indispensable.
CLASP and our partners are working to curtail rapid growth in cooling related energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions through ambitious energy efficiency policy interventions.
In Cooling in a Warming World: Global Markets & Policy Trends, CLASP’s first ever e-magazine, we present an in-depth look at the state of air conditioning markets, policies, and compliance efforts around the world.
In 2018, CLASP conducted research and provided technical assistance to policymakers to improve the uptake of efficient cooling appliances, particularly air conditioners. Regions of focus for CLASP’s 2018 cooling portfolio included Africa, South America, and South and Southeast Asia. From identifying trade and industrial policy barriers for high-efficiency air conditioners in Brazil to tracking rapid market transformation brought about by highly efficient inverter compressor technologies in India, Vietnam and Thailand, Cooling in a Warming World guides readers through the findings of our recent market and product analyses. The featured market assessments, policy analyses, and research highlighted in the magazine are driving discussions with policymakers, industry, and other stakeholders on ambitious efficiency policies and setting the stage for future market transformation programs.
Cooling in a Warming World features case studies on recent cooling policy adoption and revision in India and Kenya, which illustrate how timely delivery of technical expertise and policy advisory services can result in significant impact. Additionally, the magazine provides a brief overview of compliance best practices and CLASP’s efforts to secure the energy and emissions savings of energy efficiency policies for air conditioners in Southeast Asia and West Africa through regional collaboration within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
CLASP is committed to being part of the solution in the development and deployment of highly efficient, environmentally friendly cooling on a global scale, and we are proud to be part of a broad community of experts, governments, philanthropies and others who are coming together to address the cooling challenge.