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Cool Up: Upscaling Sustainable Cooling

As of: January 2022

Energy demand in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to increase by 50 percent by 2040 as a result of climate change, rapidly growing populations, urbanisation, and higher living standards. Cooling represents a large portion of energy consumption and appliances are often inefficient and rely on refrigerants with a high global warming potential. To tackle these problems and mitigate climate change, the Cool Up program promotes accelerated technological change and early implementation of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and Paris Agreement in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. The Cool Up approach is based on four pillars: reducing cooling demand, phasing-down hydrofluorocarbons, replacing and recycling inefficient equipment and refrigerants, and training and awareness raising. The program aims to create catalytic change in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector and ultimately upscale the deployment of sustainable cooling technologies in the market.

State of implementation/results

  • Cool Up joined Cairo Climate talks as a panellist and was represented by Dr Mohamed Salheen from national partner IDG, on July 27th.
  • International Launch Event on 6th October 2021.

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Project data

Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey

Implementing organisation:
Guidehouse Germany GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment - Jordan
  • Ministry of Environment - Lebanon
  • Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (MoEU) - Turkey
  • Ministry of Environment MoE - Egypt

Implementing partner(s):
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH
  • Institut für Luft- und Kältetechnik gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH (ILK Dresden)
  • Öko-Recherche GmbH
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

BMU grant:
19.287.784,00 €

12/2020  till  01/2027


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