Pakistan Cooling Action Plan to Expand Cooling Access and Lower CO₂ Emissions

With support from the Clean Cooling Collaborative (formally Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program or K-CEP), CLASP, SAMA^Verte, and WWF Pakistan are supporting the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) to develop a Pakistan Cooling Action Plan (PCAP). The PCAP will assess national cooling needs, as well as define a path to mitigate cooling GHG emissions and expand sustainable cooling access to off-grid and weak-grid communities. The development of the PCAP has been

prioritized in Pakistan’s revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) 2021 submitted by the MoCC to the UNFCCC secretariat.


Our team is working to reduce carbon emissions associated with cooling products, facilitate achievement of product-related cooling commitments in Pakistan’s revised NDC submission, and expand access to cooling in off- and weak-grid communities. We will:

  • Develop a Pakistan Cooling Action Plan (PCAP) that identifies key cooling needs and prioritizes actions for addressing current and future cooling demands with the minimum possible impact on the environment. The revised Pakistan NDC 2021 includes the policy action: 

‘Developing a Pakistan Cooling Action Plan (PCAP) which will identify the key cooling needs and prioritize actions for addressing current and future cooling demands with the minimum possible impact on the environment’.

  • Propose cooling efficiency policies for on- and off-grid domestic and commercial products.
  • Prepare provincial procurement specifications for the Government of Punjab for high efficiency (and high quality) products, such as air conditioners.
  • Build strengthened institutional capacities of government institutions to implement and enforce cooling efficiency policies.


  • 1st PCAP Working Group Meeting – 14 October 2022. Stakeholders met to discuss the Cooling Needs Assessment and define the scope, priorities, and their respective responsibilities. The PCAP would be emphasized during the upcoming COP27 and prioritized within the Government of Pakistan’s environmental agenda.
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