Join Ashden as we use striking photography from rural India to explore the challenges faced by farmers living without access to refrigeration.
Around the world, more than 2.3 billion people go without clean and efficient cooling – damaging their health and ability to making a living. Proven, practical and affordable solutions to the problem exist, and must be scaled up as global temperatures rise.
Photographer Prashanth Vishwanathan (New York Times, The Guardian, Newsweek, Time) will discuss his images of those at the heart of this story – while Jiten Ghelani, CEO of Promethean Power Systems, will discuss the inclusive solutions that can help even the most marginalised farmers.
They will be joined by experts in cooling and climate storytelling to talk about the growing danger of heat stress around the world, solutions to this problem, and how inclusive communications focused on the lives of those most at risk can accelerate progress.
This event is presented by the Ashden Fair Cooling Fund (supported by K-CEP) – an initiative bringing affordable, sustainable cooling to those most at risk around the world. Please join us for a fascinating session, particularly relevant to anyone interested in cooling, climate or development, in India and beyond.
Host: Ellen Dobbs, Programme Manager, Ashden
Climate and development photographer Prashanth Vishwanathan
Jiten Ghelani, CEO of Promethean Power Systems
Toby Smith, Senior Programme Lead at climate photography consultancy Climate Visuals