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Green Cooling Initiative II

As of: October 2021

The refrigeration and air conditioning sector has so far been given little consideration as a source of greenhouse gases, although it continues to gain in importance due to the increasing demand for cooling. The project consequently supports the reduction of greenhouse gases emitted by the refrigeration and air conditioning sector in the partner countries. To this end, it improves the international positioning of environmentally-appropriate and climate-friendly cooling technologies by introducing the topic into global climate and ozone debates. The expansion of global and regional networks with representatives from politics, industry and science enables the dissemination of climate-friendly cooling technologies, and policy advice based on “Technology Roadmaps” supports the partner countries in implementing modern cooling technology standards. In addition, voluntary contributions from the private sector raise the level of willingness to transform and promote Public-Private Partnerships, and partnerships with financing institutions promote replicable financing models and instruments.
Successor project(s)
Green Cooling Initiative III
Predecessor project(s)
Green Cooling Initiative

State of implementation/results

  • Since January 2021, the project is publishing the interview format "Cool Talk" every second Friday. During the interviews, GCI network members talk about their motivation and vision for sustainable cooling.
  • In July 2020, two webinars were held as part of the Montreal Protocol's virtual Open-ended Working Group (OEWG):
    • General awareness raising on the Green Cooling approach…
    • A series of interviews on qualification, certification and registration of refrigeration technicians in Kenya was produced in July 2020, interviewing senior persons from the National Ozone Unit, two representatives from the training sector and a training manager from the refrigeration industry…
    • Two side events were held in November 2020 as part of the virtual Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP).
    • The homepage of the Green Cooling Initiative has been launched again in summer 2020(see link in project box) and offers user-friendly and up-to-date information and scenarios on HFCs exit and, more generally, the RAC-sector. Publications developed by the project, recorded webinars and information on events are available here. The Green Cooling Network and best practices developed by its members are also presented.
    • Representatives of the Ministry of Environment of the Seychelles attended the "Green Cooling Week" in Berlin in September 2017 as well as an innovation workshop including a visit to the Atmosphere Conference.
    • A workshop that presented and discussed the technology roadmap took place in March 2018 in Kenya.
    • As a result of the "Cool Training" in June 2017, refrigeration technicians from Kenya and the Seychelles participated in another "Cool Training" in June 2018.
    • In the run-up to the 40th OEEC (Open-ended Working Group), about 20 representatives of the National Ozone Units (NOU) from 12 African countries took part in a two-day negotiation training session in July 2018.
    • As part of the 30th meeting of the Contracting States, another negotiating training session took place in November 2018 for 22 participants from 18 African countries.

Project data

Ghana, Kenya, Seychelles

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) - Ghana
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy - Seychelles
  • Ministry of Environment and Forestry - Kenya

Implementing partner(s):
  • Bandung State Polytechnic - Indonesia
  • Environmental Protection Agency - Ghana
  • Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities - Kenya
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy - Seychelles
  • Nairobi Technical Training Institute - Kenya
  • Refrigeration Centre of Excellence - Ghana
  • Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) Centro de Electricidad, Electrónica y Telecomunicaciones - Colombia
  • Seychelles Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Technical University of Mombasa - Kenya

BMU grant:
4.900.000,00 €

05/2017  till  10/2021


Green Cooling Initiative (GCI II) - Promoting green cooling worldwide (PDF | 471 KB)


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