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Community ‘cooling hubs’ that would address a range of needs, such as protecting food supplies, students and medicines from high temperatures, are to be trialled in India as part of a collaboration with clean cold academics.
A current lack of skills in the use and implementation of low GWP refrigerant and systems has been identified as one major challenge to transitioning to cleaner and less carbon intensive cooling during world’s first ‘clean cold’ congress in Birmingham this week.
Addressing fears about a lack of adequate cold storage space and refrigerated transport within the global food supply chain will be among key focuses of the inaugural international ‘clean cold’ congress next month.
More must be done to bridge the isolated use of clean cold and cold chain networks moving forward to ensure a more sustainable approach to cooling in food distribution, academics have argued.
Indian policy makers will take part in a clean cold workshop at the University of Birmingham next week to support a better understanding of the technical, economic and political challenges for sustainable cooling at a regional and global level.