Cambodia’s National Cooling Action Plan

Author(s) : Ministry of Environment (Cambodia)

Type of monograph: Cooling plan


The cooling sector in Cambodia is expected to expand rapidly due to economic and population growth. Addressing Cambodia’s rising cooling demand requires a comprehensive approach where cooling loads are reduced to the extent possible. In response to this challenge, the Department of Climate Change of the General Directorate of Policy and Strategy of the Ministry of Environment/ the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) and the General Directorate of Environmental Protection (EPA) of the Ministry of Environment (MoE) partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) in the context of the Cool Coalition to develop this National Cooling Action Plan (NCAP) for Cambodia. The development of this NCAP is also in alignment with Cambodia’s 2020 Updated Nationally Determined Contribution (updated NDC), where the country committed to the development and implementation of an NCAP.

The aim of the NCAP is to pave the way for a transition towards climate-friendly cooling by reducing cooling demand, improving the energy efficiency of appliances and promoting low-GWP refrigerants to help reduce GHG emissions. The NCAP also would enable policymakers to send market signals and to create favorable conditions for a streamlined transformation that provides investment security to producers and end users, while maximizing preparation for anticipated future requirements. The NCAP focuses on five main areas: 1) Building Space Cooling, 2) Food Cold Chain, 3) Health-care Cold Chain, 4) Mobile Air Conditioning, and 5) Process Cooling. The interventions under the NCAP are divided into three main periods: the short term (5 years), medium term (10 years), and long term (20 years).

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Pages: 78 p.




  • Original title: Cambodia’s National Cooling Action Plan
  • Record ID : 30030941
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Figures, economy, Regulation, Developing country
  • Publication date: 2022/08