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Cooling Action Plan

India Cooling Action Plan:

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav has said that India is the first country with a cooling action plan based on energy efficiency and thermal comfort.

  • He stated this while addressing the Ministerial Roundtable for Green Economy at the World Green Economy Summit at the World Trade Center in Dubai.
  • The India Cooling Action seeks to:
  • reduce cooling demand across sectors by 20% to 25% by 2037-38,
  • reduce refrigerant demand by 25% to 30% by 2037-38,
  • Reduce cooling energy requirements by 25% to 40% by 2037-38,
  • recognize “cooling and related areas” as a thrust area of research under national S&T Programme,
  • training and certification of 100,000 servicing sector technicians by 2022-23, synergizing with Skill India Mission.
  • Benefits would accrue to the society:
    • Thermal comfort for all – provision for cooling for EWS and LIG housing,
    • Sustainable cooling – low GHG emissions related to cooling,
    • Doubling Farmers Income – better cold chain infrastructure – better value of produce to farmers, less wastage of produce,
    • Robust R&D on alternative cooling technologies – to provide push to innovation in cooling sector.