About one quarter or 25 percent of India’s population uses gas. Although this is not much, it still has a significant impact on the environment. Not only do air conditioners consume a lot of energy in the home, they also release harmful gases into the air.
To overcome this issue, concrete steps must be taken. In order to meet the 1.5 degree target agreed in Paris in 2015 we must be firm, otherwise we will have more heat waves. This project is older than Cop 27 which has just been completed, we have seen in the project of climate change through cooling mentioned in the sixth report of IPCC mentioned.
A rise in temperature will cause, for example, 4.5 percent of India’s GDP to be lost due to heat loss due to lack of labor productivity. In this situation, the cooling demand will only increase. We want to continue to meet our cooling goals.
Akuhata Tamo Kouame, Country Director, World Bank, “The challenge here is to cool our systems without adding more greenhouse gases. So it’s the government’s job to ensure that cooling happens.” India can import cooling supplies if things happen. This requires strong legislation.
Abhas Jha, Practice Director, Climate Change and Risk Management, World Bank South Asia, “According to UK Met office these heat waves will be 100 times more frequent. Up to 34 million jobs lost due to reduced productivity and heat.
Not only the jobs, but also the productivity of the jobs. In addition, four percent of food waste across India is due to inadequate refrigeration. However, all was not lost. “Good news is a big part of India’s undeveloped infra. If we can make sure it’s done in a carbon-friendly way, you can reduce emissions, ensure comfort, and achieve the government’s goals.” Jha added.
By 2050 India’s electricity demand will be for space cooling alone. Prime Minister of India Awas Yojana. There are about 11 million houses in the cities, but they don’t care about that. The purpose is to use the money properly for public expenditure. Also, by 2027, airlines will demand billions of dollars from passenger traffic. To meet these strong demands, the World Bank recommends a district heating project, for us, to cool a cluster by one plant, which is 30 to 40 percent more efficient.
India is committed to the Kigali agreement which expands on the Montreal Protocol and will achieve these goals. The ideas of the World Bank must be able to achieve the goals we have set.