Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change (C4)
As of: April 2018
Objective and activities
According to projections, the annual consumption of climate-damaging fluorinated gases (F-gases) for cooling and air-conditioning is forecast to quadruple by 2030. The project aims to advance a comprehensive international system for controlling the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases, to pool and harmonise the work of the diverse initiatives and strengthen their cooperation. The strategic approach involves supporting six key partner countries in formulating their individual reduction contributions, introducing policies for transformation to lower emissions, and reducing barriers to the use of natural refrigerants and propellants. These efforts will serve to boost coordination of international initiatives.
The activities focus on advising partner countries on policy and transformation processes, and reducing overlaps and parallel structures. Additional measures will help dismantle barriers to the introduction of F-gas alternatives as a prerequisite for developing and implementing INDCs.
State of implementation/results
- Stakeholder and their requirements within the RAC & F sector in each country identified
- Technical working groups with participation of key actors (National Ozone Unit, Climate, Energy Efficiency) established
- Tools for inventory-taking and sectoral analysis developed
- Sectoral analysis in countries conducted and in partner countries presented
- Guidance for policymakers in RAC & F sector published and at the COP22 in Marrakech presented: “Advancing nationally determined contributions (NDCs) through climate-friendly refrigeration and air-conditioning: Guidance for policymakers” (also in Spanish)
- As a basis for further strategic planning, GHG inventory in partner countries has started
- Participation of the partners in COOL training to strengthen the capacity for a comprehensive development of GHG mitigation strategies in the RAC & F sector
- During the OEWG 39 in Bangkok, global workshop "Promoting Green Cooling and Sustainable Sector Transformation" with project partners for energy efficiency, f-gases and climate change in July 2017 conducted