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Lack of cooling access threatens health, prosperity and climate

UNFCCC

According to a new report, 1.1 billion people around the world face immediate risks from lack of access to cooling. Access will be more important in the future as climate change impacts amplify. Solutions are complex, because cooling requires energy, and increased cooling from fossil fuel energy drives climate change, which will make cooling even more important.

PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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    TRF

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    UNISDR

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