Global Cooling Innovation Summit held in New Delhi
The first Global Cooling Innovation Summit was held in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan. It was jointly organised by Department of Science and Technology along with Alliance for An Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE), Rocky Mountain Institute, Conservation X Labs and CEPT University.
Global Cooling Innovation Summit
The two-day summit was first-of-its-kind solutions-focused event organised to explore concrete means and pathways to address climate threat that comes from the growing demand from room air conditioners. It witnessed participation from distinguished speakers from around world, including innovators, philanthropists, venture capitalists, and other industry leaders. The launch Global Cooling Prize was also announced on the sidelines of this summit. It will be international competition to incentivise development of residential cooling technology that will have five times less climate impact in comparison to standard Room Air Conditioning (RAC) units sold currently.
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