India Cooling Action Plan


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Why in news?

  • World Bank in its recent report ‘Climate Investment Opportunities in India's Cooling Sector’ analyzed India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) and came up with suggestions for prioritizing the government’s investment opportunities in the cooling sector

About India Cooling Action Plan:

  • India is one of the first countries in the world to develop a comprehensive Cooling Action plan which has a long term vision to address the cooling requirement across sectors and lists out actions which can help reduce the cooling demand.
  • The overarching goal of ICAP is to provide sustainable cooling and thermal comfort for all while securing environmental and socio-economic benefits for the society.
  • The India Cooling Action seeks to
    • Reduce cooling demand across sectors by 20% to 25% by 2037-38
    • Reduce refrigerant demand by 25% to 30% by 2037-38
    • Reduce cooling energy requirements by 25% to 40% by 2037-38
    • Recognize "cooling and related areas" as a thrust area of research under national S&T Programme
    • Training and certification of 100,000 servicing sector technicians by 2022-23, synergizing with Skill India Mission.


Which of the following are the objectives set under ‘India Cooling Action Plan’ (ICAP)?

1. To double the cooling demand across the sector by 2040

2. To increase the refrigerant demand by 30% by 2037-38

3. Training and certification of cooling servicing sector technicians

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) None of the above