Project X in Rwanda with the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Programme

Project X recently had the opportunity to attend the second annual strategy meeting of the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP) in Kigali, Rwanda.

K-CEP supports organisations in developing countries to integrate energy efficiency and environmental sustainability into cooling practices. It was formed in response to the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal Protocol from 2016 which officially came in to force on the 1st of January 2019. The amendment saw 197 countries commit to cutting the production and consumption of industrial cooling chemicals (HFC’s) by 80% over 30 years.

K-CEP’s focus is on increasing the efficiency of cooling, appreciating the huge positive impacts on health and prosperity from cooling while recognising that much of the world’s cooling technology currently relies on highly damaging greenhouse gases.

Project X is working with K-CEP and GAVI (the Global Vaccine Alliance) to accelerate innovation in vaccine cold chains through our GAVI-X programme. Our goal is to enable government health programmes worldwide to test and scale clean, efficient and affordable vaccine cold chains. The GAVI-X programme will work with experts in the field to de-risk and test identified solutions in two pilot countries before accelerating investment

We’re excited to be working with such an exciting network as K-CEP – which includes funders such as Pisces Foundation and Climateworks (see a full list of funder’s here) and innovative organisations such as Healthcare Without Harm and Energy Innovation LLC.