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India becomes world's first country to develop document on cooling action plan 'ICAP'



India becomes world's first country to develop the document on cooling action plan 'ICAP': Details, Features, Aim, Highlights

Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on eve of World Ozone Day (17th September 2018) released draft India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP).

The India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) draft was prepared by Ozone Cell of MoEFC. It makes India first country in the world to develop such a document. 

The India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) draft aimed at providing sustainable cooling while keeping in mind, at the same time, the need to protect the ozone layer from substances that can deplete it. It provides a 20-year perspective, with projections for cooling needs in 2037-38.

ICAP draft addresses cooling requirement across sectors and lists out actions which can help reduce cooling demand.

ICAP draft focus is to look for synergies in actions for securing both environmental and socio-economic benefits.

ICAP draft's overarching goal is to provide sustainable cooling and thermal comfort for all while securing environmental and socio-economic benefits for the society.


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