ClimateWorks serves as the secretariat for the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), a philanthropic collaboration that supports the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal Protocol by helping developing countries transition to 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 and other climate-friendly solutions in order to double the climate benefits and significantly increase the development benefits of the Kigali Amendment’s aim to phase down HFCs. K-CEP focuses on four core areas:
Developing country capacity and ownership is critical for the transition to efficient, climate-friendly cooling. K-CEP supports efforts to enhance the 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. We also support governments to develop National Cooling Plans which set national priorities for efficient, climate-friendly cooling measures across sectors and Ministries. These efforts complement the existing and emerging work of the Montreal Protocol Parties, agencies, and institutions.
K-CEP engages with countries that are willing to ambitiously and quickly integrate energy efficiency into solutions in order to meet the cooling challenge. Partnerships with these countries help accelerate national and corporate energy efficiency cooling policies, standards, and programs that have the potential to reduce emissions and contribute to sustainable development.
K-CEP supports financial solutions that help overcome market barriers and increase the penetration of efficient, climate-friendly 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 efficient, climate-friendly cooling.
To avoid “lock-in” of high-carbon technologies while responding to the growing demand for cooling in developing countries, access to cooling must be a development priority. K-CEP aims to make efficient, climate-friendly cooling accessible to all by elevating the profile of cooling as a development priority, and by providing support to the most vulnerable countries and communities through a range of locally owned cooling solutions.
Executive Director, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
Head of Policies, Standards, and Programs, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
Chief Scientific Advisor
Non-Executive Director, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
Program Associate, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
Director, Mission Investing