The objective of this assignment is to develop an actionable roadmap which includes: (a) analysis of the existing policies, programs and initiatives in India that are directly or indirectly relevant to the multi-sectoral actions recommended under ICAP; (b) assessing the gaps and needs with a detailed analysis across the different parts of the value chains in the different sectors (energy, construction, agriculture, health, transport) in terms of strengthening existing or formulating new policies to support the achievement of ICAP goals, especially focusing on the implementation of decentralised distribution and uptake of cooling assets; (c) identify the associated institutional, financing, regulatory and market barriers and required interventions; (d) developing a prioritised matrix of policies and programmatic actions for roll-out in the short-, medium- and long-term across sectors relevant to India Cooling Action Plan with an analysis of which policies offer the most value in terms of carbon emissions reductions and cost efficiencies (similar to the McKinsey Mitigation Cost Curves); and (e) Implementation process and associated delivery partners that will help achieve the goal of sustainable cooling.The roadmap should acknowledge international developments that may impact India’s cooling sectors ( e.g. related to the Montreal Protocol and Paris Agreement, World Bank Sustainable Cooling Roadmap or ex/import policies (e.g. re used vehicles) and technical/environmental standards by other countries (and international corporations)), since they may not be directly relevant to the current output, but may impact the evolution of the sector in India. The roadmap should consider and address the challenges and opportunities thrown up by COVID-19 for the cooling sector.

Sendai Priorities

Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction