Game-changing financial models to unlock investments in clean cooling


Webinar on March 6th 2020

Space cooling accounts for 10% of the world’s electricity consumption. According to IEA, CO2 emissions from cooling have tripled since 1990 to 1.1 billion tonnes, equivalent to approximately twice the total emissions of Brazil, and it will triple again by 2050. This demand requires innovative technical and financial solutions to guarantee that energy efficient cooling solutions are used and the impact on climate change is limited. This webinar will help you to understand innovative financial models overcoming the key market barriers for providing efficient cooling while at the same time reducing cost and risks for your clients in the Commercial and Industrial segment.

You will discover:

  • The current market and trends in the cooling segment
  • Why cooling is relevant for climate change
  • Mega trend: Servitization across industries
  • The “Cooling as a Service” (CaaS) financial model: how it works, challenges and opportunities.
  • How GCPF and BASE can support you in implementing CaaS projects
  • Lessons learnt from a company offering cooling services

Join if:

  • You work in a financial institution (public or private) and you want to understand the opportunities behind financing cooling technologies.
  • You are working with GCPF, you want to report industrial cooling projects and you would like to know how GCPF Technical Assistance can support you.
  • You want to know more about how you can add value to your clients through the Cooling as a Service business model.
  • You want to know how Cooling as a Service can generate a pipeline to create green portfolios and understand how BASE has been supporting the implementation of the model across regions.

The Presenters

Thomas Motmans
Sustainable Energy Finance Specialist, BASE

Thomas is a sustainable energy finance specialist at the Swiss organization Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE), with experience in South America (Colombia, Brazil), the Caribbean, Africa (Rwanda, South Africa) and Asia (Laos).

Thomas has experience structuring public/private financial products to scale up investments in sustainable energy, designing and developing tailored risk mitigation mechanisms, implementing these financial mechanisms in emerging markets with key market and non-market stakeholders, as well as performing economic and financial modeling of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

Since 2018, Thomas has been managing BASE’s Cooling as a Service Initiative which aims to unlock investments in clean and efficient cooling through an innovative pay-per-use business model with integrated financial tools to recapitalize technology providers who own the equipment and take on all future costs related to operations and maintenance.

Thomas holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Finance at the University of Zurich.


Sathish Dhanapal
Senior Energy Specialist – Asia, responsAbility

Sathish works with Financial Institutions to enhance their reporting process while supporting them in identifying eligible energy efficiency / renewable energy projects and implementing green lending programs.

He has over 13 years of consulting experience in developing energy, cost reduction and renewable energy strategy for various commercial and industrial clients. He also has extensive experience in developing energy efficiency / renewable energy policies and technology assessment studies for various public sector clients through funding from multilateral institutions like ADB, IFC, UNDP, etc. His sector expertise includes buildings, iron & steel, retail, healthcare & textiles.


David Mazaira
Carbon Impact Specialist, responsAbility

David is responsible for the technical validation and impact reporting of the projects reported to the Global Climate Partnership Fund by its partner institutions.

After completing his degree in chemistry in Caracas, Venezuela, he moved to Spain to continue his studies. For several years after, he worked at a major energy company identifying and implementing GHG emissions reduction projects, developing energy management systems and being part of several cross-sectorial groups promoting energy efficiency.


Game-changing financial models to unlock investments in clean cooling


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