Green Cooling Initiative II
As of: March 2019
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 website of the Green Cooling Initiative (www.green-cooling-initiative.org) has been updated and now offers user-friendly and up-to-date information and scenarios for an HFC-exit as well as general information about the sector.-- Representatives of the Ministry of Environment of the Seychelles participated in the "Green Cooling Week", an innovation-workshop and a visit to the Atmosphere-Conference in September 2017 in Berlin.
- A workshop that presented and discussed the technology roadmap took place in March 2018 in Kenya.
- Following the "Cool Training" in June 2017, cooling technicians from Kenya and the Seychelles participated in another "Cool Training" in June 2018.
- Ahead of the 40th Open-ended Working Group (OEWG), 20 representatives from the National Ozone Units (NOU) from 12 African countries participated in a two-day negotiation training
- The kick-off Workshop for the implementation of the training and certification system for cooling technicians took place in April 2018 in Ghana.