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I was introduced to the sector when I learnt that cooling related emissions represented ~7% of global greenhouse gas emissions – more than transport maritime and aviation sectors combined. Passionate about climate change and pushing the energy transition agenda, I’ve been working over the past three years with colleagues at the Carbon Trust on developing insights and solutions that can help the sector deliver cooling more sustainably. We’ve set the first vision for Net Zero Cooling (https://www.carbontrust.com/resources/the-climate-action-pathway-for-net-zero-cooling) to help policy makers, innovators, civil society and financiers understand the steps to follow to reach net zero by 2050. More recently, I was the Cooling Transformation Lead for COP26 where I worked closely with the Climate Champions team and UN Environment Programme’s Cool Coalition to raise the profile of cooling within international climate events whilst getting cooling suppliers commit to net zero.
Cooling is a fascinating and complex sector with many players and value chains that are working hard to provide us comfortable buildings, access to safe food and healthcare. It never gets boring, there is so much to do and collaborations to create for us to keep experiencing the great benefits cooling provides whilst eliminating its climate impact!