But one element that is critical to achieving this remains invisible: the way we are cooling.
Our nation’s cooling capability is linked to economic growth. With the longest supply chain in the world, cooling is a foundation for New Zealand’s historical economic development. Cooling is essential for our health, wellbeing and productivity. Without it, our modern economy would break down at its most basic level, impacting supplies of food, medicine and data.
Clean and energy efficient cooling advances three of our international commitments: the Paris Climate Agreement; the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Montreal Protocol Kigali Amendment. Project Drawdown has previously recognised refrigerant management as the Number 1 solution to address global warming.
As the world’s population heads to 9 billion by mid-century, increasing projected food demand by 60%, there is no question we will need far more cooling. Cooling is critical infrastructure to conserve food, water and other resources and to tackle poverty, hunger, health and climate change.
Cold Energy Technology is playing a critical role in this space. Our innovative cooling products are working to save energy and reduce carbon emissions using natural refrigerants and the latest advances in technology and engineering design.
Our first goal is to transform on farm cooling performance for dairy farmers, while enabling the dairy industry to reduce its carbon footprint – an important step for agricultural New Zealand.