ClimateWorks houses K-CEP, a philanthropic collaboration to support the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal Protocol by helping developing countries transition to energy-efficient, climate-friendly and affordable cooling solutions. Under the Kigali Amendment, 197 countries committed to cut the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by more than 80 percent over the next 30 years. This effort has the potential to avoid up to 0.4° C of global warming by the end of the century. K-CEP focuses on the energy efficiency of cooling in order to double the climate benefits and significantly increase the development benefits of the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFCs.
K-CEP focuses on the following four core areas:
Developing country capacity and ownership is critical for environmentally friendly, energy-efficient cooling. K-CEP supports efforts to enhance energy efficiency know-how and technical capacity of developing countries by offering support for staff, training and knowledge resources, advice for governments, and funding to integrate energy efficiency into industrial conversion projects. These efforts complement the existing and emerging work of the Montreal Protocol parties, agencies, and institutions.
K-CEP engages with developing countries willing to ambitiously and quickly integrate energy efficiency into solutions to meet the cooling challenge. Partnerships with these countries help accelerate national and corporate energy efficiency cooling policies, standards, and programs with the potential to reduce emissions and contribute to sustainable development.
K-CEP supports financial solutions that help to overcome market barriers and increase the penetration of clean, efficient cooling products. By supporting financial mechanisms such as on-bill financing schemes, consumer rebate programs, project preparation support, and service-oriented models, K-CEP aims to mobilize much larger amounts of public and private finance for clean, efficient cooling.
To avoid “lock-in” of high-carbon technologies, access to cooling must be a development priority. K-CEP aims to make environmentally friendly, energy-efficient cooling accessible to all by elevating the profile of cooling as a development priority and by providing support to the poorest countries and people through a range of locally owned cooling solutions.
Director, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
Head of Policies, Standards, and Programs, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
Executive Director, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
Program Assistant, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
China Advisor, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
Director, Mission Investing
Head of Strengthening for Efficiency and Access to Cooling, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program