Green Cooling Initiative II
As of: April 2020
Objective and activities
The project contributes to raising international awareness of the significant mitigation potential associated with environmentally- and climate-friendly cooling technologies by supporting partner countries in measures to transform their RAC sector. Thereby, the project aims to embed the RAC sector into the global climate and ozone discussion (UNFCCC, CTCN, TEC, CCAC and MP). The expansion of global and regional networks with representatives from politics, industry, and science will encourage the dissemination of climate-friendly cooling technologies. Targeted policy advice based on technology roadmaps will support partner countries in the implementation of cooling technology standards, whilst capacity building will allow them to manage their technology transformations. Voluntary private sector contributions will increase transformational readiness and will generate public-private partnerships. Proposals to financing institutions can provide replicable funding models and instruments.
Green Cooling Initiative
State of implementation/results
- The homepage of the Green Cooling Initiative offers user-friendly and up-to-date information and scenarios on HFCs exit and, more generally, the sector. The network of companies, governmental organizations and organizations is constantly growing. --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.