Green Cooling: Meeting the SDG Gaps – COP25 UN side event

COP25 UN Side event
Madrid, 2 December, 2019 – h. 16:45-18:15 CET
Meeting Room No.6

The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 (2 – 13 December 2019) will take place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and will be held with logistical support from the Government of Spain.

The conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

The conference furthermore serves to build ambition ahead of 2020, the year in which countries have committed to submit new and updated national climate action plans. Crucial climate action work will be taken forward in areas including finance, the transparency of climate action, forests and agriculture, technology, capacity building, loss and damage, indigenous peoples, cities, oceans and gender.


Moderator: YANG Fuqiang, Senior Advisor, Natural Resources Defense Council

16:45-17:00 – Opening Remarks

Dan Hamza‐Goodacre, Executive Director, K‐CEP (By Video)
YU Zihan, Department of Resource Conservation and Environmental Protection, China National Development and Reform Commission

17:00-18:00  Green Cooling: Progress and Gaps

  • Enrica De Cian, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, CMCC, and SISC – The determinants and future trends of air conditioning in eight OECD countries
  • Alessio Mastrucci, Senior Research Scholar, Energy (ENE) Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) – Improving the SDG energy poverty targets: Residential cooling needs in the Global South Access to Sustainable Cooling Outlook
  • Luca Lo Re, Climate policy analyst, IEA – Sustainable Cooling
  • Han Wei, Industry Program Officer, Energy Foundation China – China National Green Cooling Plan
  • Wang Yanhui, Operations Director, Innovative Green Development Program, China
    Toward Zero Emissions of China’s Food Cold Chain
  • Thomas Motmans, Sustainable Energy Financial Specialist, Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy
    Scaling up Investments in Clean and Efficient Cooling with Innovative Financial Strategies

18:00 ‐18:15  Discussion

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Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET)
Renmin University of China (RUC)
Ca’ Foscari University, Venice (UNIVE)
Società Italiana per le Scienze del Clima (SISC)

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC)
China Energy Conservation Coalition (CECC)
China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
Energy Foundation China (EFC)
innovative Green Development Program (iGDP)
Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP)


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