UN’s new cooling report finds Danfoss’ support

Danfoss North America President John Galyen and CEO SEforALL Rachel Kyte at the United Nations High Level Political Forum 2018Danfoss North America President John Galyen and CEO SEforALL Rachel Kyte at the United Nations High Level Political Forum 2018. (Image source: Danfoss)Danfoss has contributed to United Nations-initiated Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) cooling report titled ‘Chilling prospects: Providing Sustainable Cooling for All’

It is the first-ever report to measure the risks and assess the opportunities of the global cooling challenge.

The report highlights the important role of the industry to solve the growing cooling demand in a sustainable way, by thinking more holistically about heating and cooling and how to deploy the most efficient existing technology, and developing new, innovative solutions for the most vulnerable.

It is estimated that the Middle East will be responsible for eight per cent of the world’s electricity consumption for space cooling by 2050.

In an increasingly warming world, the impact of not having access to modern and sustainable cooling solutions must be acknowledged and addressed.

Ziad Al Bawaliz, regional president for Danfoss Turkey, Middle East and Africa, said, “Danfoss is fully committed to accelerating energy efficiency as a way to provide sustainable cooling access for all. Our contribution to this report is a remarkable step in actively raising awareness about the need to scale up policies and activities, such as minimum energy performance standards and labelling, to ensure the use of the best available technology in the cooling industry.”

With up to 70 per cent of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) energy consumption used for HVAC and cooling applications, consumers will demand a lower cost-of-ownership and more environment-friendly solutions. Deploying the technology to reduce food loss and keep vital medicine stored safely consequently brings environmental and socio-economic benefits.

Jürgen Fischer, president, Danfoss Cooling and industry representative in the Cooling for All Global Panel, commented, “Industry is ready for sustainable cooling. Energy-efficient and low global warming potential technology is available today and needs to be implemented globally. Therefore, we are pleased to help shed light on the importance of worldwide access to sustainable cooling. Through continued investment in innovation, best-in-class technology can help solve some of the world´s biggest problems starting today.”

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