About the Global Cooling Prize
The Global Cooling Prize is rallying a global coalition of leaders to solve the critical climate threat that comes from growing demand for residential air conditioning. By harnessing the power of innovation, we can provide cooling solutions that enhance people’s lives without contributing to runaway climate change.
How? This groundbreaking competition is designed to incentivize development of a residential cooling solution that will have at least five times (5X) less climate impact than standard Residential/ Room Air Conditioners (RAC) units in the market today. This technology could prevent up to 100 gigatons (GT) of CO2-equivalent emissions by 2050, and put the world on a pathway to mitigate up to 0.5˚C of global warming by 2100, all while enhancing living standards for people in developing countries around the globe.
An Urgent Need
Billions of people are at risk to hot conditions. They need cooling, without warming our planet. The market isn't moving fast enough on its own
A Bold Solution
The Global Cooling Prize coalition will drive incubation, commercialization, and ultimately mass adoption of the breakthrough technology around the world