The Government of Rwanda has released a landmark plan for sustainably cooling foods and life-saving medicines, and keeping homes and other indoor spaces comfortable in hot weather.
Such moves are essential to provide equitable access to cooling while ensuring that huge expected growth in the sector does not exacerbate climate change or waste electricity. When it comes to cooling, most people think of refrigerators and air conditioners. While addressing these products is key, the Government of Rwanda is planning holistically when it comes to meeting their cooling needs, noting that continuing on a business as usual path will lead to a huge rise in electricity use and a sharp rise in greenhouse gas emissions and pollution that its people and the planet cannot afford.
Full article: UN Environment