|Title||Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-Efficient and Climate-Friendly Air Conditioners|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Nihar Shah, Stephane de la Rue du Can, Dietram Oppelt, Ana Maria Carreno, Nicole Kearney, et al.|
|Series Title||U4E Policy Guide Series|
|Institution||UN Environment, (U4E) Economy Division Energy, Climate, and Technology Branch|
|Keywords||Air Conditioners, Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division, energy efficiency, energy efficiency standards, energy policy, External, international energy studies group, standards and regulations|
Air conditioning can improve health, productivity and quality of life for people living in warm climates. Air-conditioning equipment, however, consumes resources during manufacturing, operation and disposal. As our economies grow and populations expand, the global demand for air conditioning will increase. Putting in place policies that curb the energy and environmental impacts from air conditioning will transform the market and improve lives. When seeking to transform their respective markets towards higher energy efficiency, this guide encourages countries to follow a five-step U4E Integrated policy approach.