- Mapping Existing Solutions and Best Practices on Sustainable Cooling Scoping review
This scoping review is intended to map the issues and best practices related to cooling technologies for space cooling in buildings, cold chain (healthcare and food), mobile air-conditioning (only transport) and access to cooling. It identifies the most recurrent problems, barriers and solutions for sustainable cooling in different sectors involving cooling and access to cooling. The review summarises findings from 192 peer reviewed papers, reports, and unpublished documents of which, 11% mentioned access to cooling, 21% cold chain-healthcare, 18% cold chain-food, 8% mobile cooling, and 78% space cooling (some of these documents mentioned more than one sector). The review includes studies using experimental, simulated or quasi-experimental designs to provide an understanding for each cooling sector and its current status. Included studies were the range of cooling technologies and policies available in different cooling sectors, issues related to cooling technologies, emissions from cooling technologies, and best practices in cooling technologies and policies. This study examined similar reviews that provide guidance for developing best practice recommendations for the implementation of sustainable cooling strategies.