“A Cool World” - our Clean Cooling Congress, April 18th/19th at the University of Birmingham has been launched. See the congress programme [PDF].
This is the first such event of what is hoped will become a regular congress, each time hosted by different organisations in different countries, bringing together experts and research partners to work together with NGOs, industry, investor community and Governments to define and accelerate to market solutions to deliver clean cooling . Not just discuss the leapfrog technologies but also consider the new business models, financing and investment, policy and of course skills, capacity building and training which will be required. And also think about the potential unintended consequences and how to mitigate in advance.
The Congress is very much discussion-based in format with the focus being on participation from all delegates throughout the two days with short presentations and expert insights to help fuel the discussions. A report and recommendations from the event will be published while we are holding satellite in-country workshops over the next few weeks to feed in thinking.
The aim is to further the thinking of how we can provide sustainable affordable cooling services across rural and urban communities; and how we can embed this approach quickly enough to avoid locking-in cooling emissions for years or decades.
There is good breadth of experts already for general topics - and Sir David King and Pawanexh Kohli (NCCD, GOI) as two of the keynote speakers - and more specific topic experts being added. We also have delegates from around the globe.
The congress is free to attend but delegates must register; numbers are limited so that people can properly engage.
To register, please visit the Clean Cooling congress event page at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-cool-world-international-clean-cooling-congress-tickets-43164453041?aff=es2