John Mandyck

Global Politics

Improving the 'cold chain' could help reduce global hunger and lessen the effects of climate change

A third of the world’s food spoils in transit and never reaches the table — food that could feed more than the 870 million people on Earth who don't get enough to eat. Improved refrigeration and transportation of perishable foods through a better integrated “cold chain” could combat world hunger and mitigate climate change without the need to grow more food to feed an increasing population.

Cooling with CO2

At the G20 summit in St Petersburg 33 nations and the EU confirmed they would join the United States and China in working together under the Montreal Protocol and the UNFCCC to limit the use of Hydroflourocarbons, or HFCs, for cooling. United Technologies has pioneered a way to replace HFCs with C02 directly from the atmosphere.