Markets for efficient and clean cooling technologies in the Pacific are small and scattered among different remote islands. Virtually all technologies to meet demand for efficient and clean cooling in various end-user sectors in the Pacific are imported, and technology choices available to end-users in the region are limited to what being offered by the suppliers. In other words, adoption of efficient and clean cooling technologies has been driven by suppliers’ push rather than customers’ demand (market pull). In addition to these market characteristics, greater adoption of innovative technologies for efficient and clean cooling in the Pacific has been hampering by lack of awareness on economic and environmental benefits of innovative efficient and clean cooling technologies; lack of knowledge and experience on feasible, efficient and clean cooling options, and; lack of resources to support promotion, development and implementation of innovative efficient and clean cooling technologies and business models.

The Demonstration of Innovative Technology and Business Models for Efficient and Clean Cooling in the Pacific Project (Cooling Demo Project) is funded by the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP) aims to enhance awareness and knowledge of policy makers and private sector organizations in Pacific island countries and territories (PICTs) on innovative technologies and business models for efficient and clean cooling applications in commercial, retail, agricultural and government sectors.

To remove the above mentioned barriers, this project is designed to promote efficient and clean cooling in the Pacific, which of the following are objectives:

Objectives

  • To enhance awareness and knowledge of policy makers and private sector organizations in Pacific island countries and territories (PICTs) on innovative technologies and business models for efficient and clean cooling applications in commercial, retail, agricultural and government sector.
  • To develop sound business case studies on innovative efficient and clean cooling technologies and business models to promote replication and scaling up in the Pacific, including by informing future of HCFC phase-out management plans (HPMPs), policies, finance efforts, national cooling plans and/or nationally determined contributions (NDCs).
  • To support champions (policy and corporate) that are progressing more efficient and clean cooling in the Pacific, and in international engagements.

Project implementation period: January 2019 – June 2020