U.S. Launch of the Global Cooling Prize: A Conference on Breakthrough Cooling Technology and Climate Change
Rocky Mountain Institute, CSIS Energy & National Security Program, Conservation X Labs, and the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) are pleased to invite you to the U.S. launch of the Global Cooling Prize: A Conference on Breakthrough Cooling Technology and Climate Change.
The event will feature:
keynote addresses by
Gina McCarthy —former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and Director, Center for Climate, Healthy & the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
and other prominent experts and thought leaders including
Alex Dehgan — CEO and Co-founder, Conservation X Labs
Bill Sisson — Executive Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development North America
David Nemtzow — Director, Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
Eric Toone — Executive Managing Director, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
Gabrielle Dreyfus — Senior Scientist, IGSD
Iain Campbell — Senior Fellow, Rocky Mountain Institute
Jason Hartke — President, Alliance to Save Energy
Kartikeya Singh — Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS
Paul Bunje — Co-founder, Conservation X Labs
William F. Martin — former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy
To register for the event, click here.
As global temperatures, population, urbanization, and incomes rise in the coming decades, the demand for comfort cooling will increase at an unprecedented rate. While room air-conditioning was once thought of as a luxury, access to cooling is increasingly being viewed as a basic need — enhancing the health, productivity, and wellbeing of communities around the world.
However, this increase in demand for residential cooling will come at a significant cost to electricity systems and our climate, expected to contribute up to half a degree Celsius of warming by the end of the century. The Global Cooling Prize aims to catalyze a global cooling revolution by identifying a super-efficient and affordable comfort cooling technology that can provide access to cooling for all, without warming the planet.
At the U.S. launch event of the Global Cooling Prize, prominent policymakers, industry experts, thought leaders, and business leaders will come together to discuss the various technology solutions, policies, and business models that have the potential to solve the cooling challenge and share strategies to scale innovative and breakthrough cooling solutions in countries around the world.
Additionally, the event will be webcast live from this link.
Sarah Ladislaw, CSIS
Alex Dehgan, Conservation X Labs
Former Administrator, U.S Environmental Protection Agency; and Director, Center for Climate, Health, & Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Iain Campbell, Senior Fellow, Rocky Mountain Institute
Paul Bunje, Conservation X Labs
Gabrielle Dreyfus, IGSD
Bill Sisson, WBCSD North America
David Nemtzow, U.S. Department of Energy
Senior Director, Climate Change, The World Bank
Eric Toone, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
Stacy Swann, Climate Finance Advisors
William F. Martin, formerly U.S Department of Energy
Jason Hartke, Alliance to Save Energy