ACES

ACES – Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold-chain

The Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold-chain (ACES) is a center dedicated to sustainable cold-chain. Cold-chain infrastructure is needed to store and transport food, medicine and vaccines in cool conditions. Our work at ACES involves identifying and understanding climate risks for cold-chain infrastructure in African countries. We don’t limit our analysis to direct impacts alone, such as identifying flood-prone areas unsuitable for distribution centers. We also delve into the indirect consequences of climate change on factors like disease spread, crop suitability, and energy generation, all of which play a role in shaping the resilience of the infrastructure. The approach to do so will be centered around the storyline method exploring climate impacts for several projected warming levels.

Methods

    Climate storylines

Contributors

Collaborators

  • Marleen de Ruiter (VU)
  • Miguel Poblete Cazenave (VU)

Relevant links: https://coolingafrica.org/




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Dr. Dim Coumou

Department of Water & Climate Risk
Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
VU Amsterdam
W&N-building, Room C-515
De Boelelaan 1087
1081 HV Amsterdam

Department of Earth System Analysis
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Telegraphenberg A62, room S16
D-14473, Potsdam, Germany

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