Holistic Methodology for Developing a National Cooling Action Plan

Date: 15 October 2021
Holistic Methodology for Developing a National Cooling Action Plan
This document presents a holistic methodology for developing a National Cooling Action Plan (NCAP) that can be adapted to fit a country's specific context and priorities. The Methodology outlines a process that is within the reach of most countries today and can enable immediate and prioritized
action towards climate-friendly cooling. Keeping in mind, the diverse stakeholders and their interests, the document is segmented into the following sections:

Section A. Context & Summary: Tailored for government entities and policymakers, this section presents a high-level overview of the cooling challenge and sets the context for the need for a national level cooling action plan. It outlines the scope and structure of the proposed NCAP Methodology,
provides an overview of the NCAP development process outlined in the Methodology, and shares important considerations that can support a robust NCAP development pathway for countries.

Section B. The NCAP Methodology: This section presents a detailed discussion of the NCAP Methodology describing each step and its objective and highlighting important considerations along the way. This section is intended for international and national consultants or entities who may be involved
in the development or support of an NCAP.
Appendix. Introduction to the Data Assessment Frameworks: Tailored for the core data collection and analysis team, the Data Assessment Frameworks provides valuable guidance on how to do data collection and analysis for each sector – an integral and vital part of NCAP development. The frameworks are available online for download - as introduced in the Appendix - and should be used in conjunction with the detailed steps of the Methodology presented in Section B.

The NCAP Methodology was developed by the UNEP-led Cool Coalition, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific serves as the United Nations (UN ESCAP) in collaboration with Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) together with and built on the expertise of
the Cool Coalition’s NCAP Working Group facilitated by THE KIGALO Cooling Efficiency Programme (K-CEP). In addition to the core group of AEEE, KCEP, UNEP, UN ESCAP the NCAP working group consists of Birmingham University / Heriot Watt University, CLASP, Energy Foundation China, German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), UNEP’s OzonAction, Sustainable Energy for All (SEForALL), United Nationas Development Programme (UNDP), UNEP’s United For Efficiency (U4E), and the World Bank Group (WBG). 

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