ASEAN Cool Initiative Accelerates Clean Cooling in Malaysia

ASEAN Cool Initiative Accelerates Clean Cooling in Malaysia

The ASEAN Cool Initiative, funded by the Clean Cooling Collaborative (CCC), is geared to revolutionize Malaysia's air conditioning landscape. Led by United for Efficiency (U4E) in collaboration with the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC). Its primary goal is to accelerate the implementation of the ASEAN regional and national policy roadmap for RACs, facilitating a swift transition to the more ambitious Regional Phase II standards outlined in the roadmap.

IIEC is taking the lead in the room air conditioners (RACs) market assessment in Malaysia. The assessment plays a pivotal role in harmonizing Malaysia's policies with the regional and national targets on cooling efficiency. This synchronization is integral, directly supporting the emission reduction targets outlined in the ASEAN Plan of Action and Energy Cooperation (APAEC) Phase II (2021-2025), ultimately propelling Malaysia towards a more sustainable and energy-efficient future.

Project Kick-off Meeting Held at the Energy Commission, on June 22, 2023, in Putrajaya, Malaysia

A kick-off meeting held at the Energy Commission in June 2023 laid the groundwork for detailed project activities within Malaysia under the ASEAN Cool Initiative. This meeting focused on aligning strategies and outlining steps to be taken in Malaysia as part of the initiative's objectives.

Project Team Conducted Retail Market Survey in Malaysia, during September 2023

Moreover, the recent regional workshop, convened on November 14-15, 2023, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, marked a significant stride forward for the ASEAN Cool Initiative in expediting clean cooling practices across the ASEAN region. The workshop facilitated discussions and collaborative efforts among ASEAN Member States, signifying a pivotal advancement in leveraging collective expertise and resources to steer the region toward cleaner and more sustainable cooling solutions. The collaborative efforts and discussions at the workshop underlined the initiative's commitment to a concerted regional endeavor, ensuring a sustainable future amidst the rising need for cooling solutions.

Mr. Sommai Phon-Amnuaisuk, Director, Asia-Pacific, Participated in the ASEAN Cool Initiative Regional Workshop, from 14-15 November 2023, in Johor Bahru