Green Cooling Initiative II
As of: March 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.
State of implementation/results
- The homepage of the Green Cooling Initiative (see link in project box) 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.