Danfoss participated in the launch of the new report on cooling, Chilling Prospects: Providing Sustainable Cooling for All, presented by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL).
The first report to quantify the growing risks and assess the opportunities of the global cooling challenge was developed with input from the Global Cooling Access Panel, where Danfoss Cooling President Jürgen Fischer represents the voice of the industry.
In this regard, Jürgen Fischer, president of Danfoss Cooling and industry representative on the global Cooling for All panel, pointed out: “The industry is ready for sustainable cooling. Low energy consumption and low global warming potential technology is available today and must be implemented worldwide .That’s why we’re pleased to help shine a light on the importance of a global approach to sustainable cooling.Through continued investment in innovation, best-in-class technology can help solve some of the biggest problems in the world today.
Cooling is an essential need in everyone’s modern day-to-day life. In an increasingly warming world, the impact of a lack of access to modern cooling solutions is profound. The application of the most efficient and best-in-class technology brings enormous ecological and socio-economic benefits, responding to the increasing demand for cooling and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, creating sustainable and efficient cold chains can reduce food wastage and safely store vital medicines.
The report’s conclusions include the important role of industry in addressing the growing demand for cooling in a sustainable way, thinking more holistically about heating and cooling and implementing the most efficient existing technology, and developing new and innovative solutions for the most vulnerable.
A new report, “Chilling Prospects: Providing Sustainable Cooling for All,” published by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), summarizes recommendations on how to increase access to cooling solutions. affordable and sustainable cooling around the world.
For her part, Rachel Kyte, Executive Director and Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, pointed out that “the role of business is crucial to solving the global cooling challenge. In a world facing a continuous rise in temperatures, access to cooling is not a luxury: it is a necessity for everyday life. To ensure cold supply chains for fresh produce, safe storage of vital vaccines, safe working and living conditions, we need continued industry and business leadership across many sectors. Companies that prioritize energy efficiency and focus on clean technologies will not only reap the rewards, but also help us achieve cooling for all and ensure that no one is left behind.”
As a leader in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry and a member of the Cooling for All initiative promoting SEforALL, Danfoss directly contributed technological expertise to the report. Industry has an important role to play in sharing knowledge on how to build a vision of a sustainable future with the best available technologies.
The company joined industry peers and global leaders at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum in New York to discuss the report and is fully committed to accelerating energy efficiency as a way to give everyone access to cooling. The main goal is to improve the global adoption of efficient and sustainable cold chains to keep food fresh, safe, but above all, preserve medicines and vaccines.
Danfoss actively raises awareness of the need to expand energy efficiency policies and measures, such as minimum energy efficiency standards and labeling, to ensure the use of the best available technology.