* Kigali Cooling-Efficiency Program (2017; San Francisco CA; 5 senior staff; https://www.k-cep.org/)
Named after the Kigali (Rwanda) Amendment to the Montreal Protocol where 197 countries agreed to collaborate in 2016 to cut Hydrofluorocarbons by >80%.
Their mission is to support energy-efficient, cooling solutions with a low global warming potential “in developing countries and focus not only on air-conditioning and refrigeration, but also on other cooling solutions such as building design, shading, cool roofs, and super-efficient fans. “
They act based on the conclusion that air conditioner efficiency, at a time when A/C demand is soaring worldwide, is one of the most important actions to cut CO2 and mitigate climate change.
- Annual Report
- A library of news, Info & Knowledge Briefs, Science & Research, Videos
Budget: $30m (2017)
Leadership: Dan Hamza-Goodacre (Executive Director)
Note: Paul Hawken’s Drawdown project publishes a list on A/C efficiency and the management or destruction of coolants as the #1 measure out of 80 with the highest impact on climate change by 2050.