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The GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY REPORT analyzes the increasing demand of cooling in buildings

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The United Nations Global Compact, DNV GL and Sustainia have released the Global Opportunity Report, which turns some of the world’s biggest challenges into sustainable business opportunities. The report identifies markets that tackle a multitude of risks, from water-efficient agriculture and the wonders of drip irrigation and drone technology to put more food on our tables worldwide, to intelligent cyber security and the ability of advanced artificial intelligence to keep us safe online.

A section of the report analyzes cooling demand in buildings: as the planet warms and populations become increasingly urbanised, the demand of air conditioning (AC) and refrigeration is on the rise, but existing technology is outdated and heavily polluting. With the increasing need to reduce carbon emissions, this growing market presents more and more opportunities to reduce the need for cooling and make cooling efficient.

The report and platform, which showcase the most innovative solutions, market opportunities and cities are available at http://www.globalopportunityexplorer.org/.