Refrigeration and air conditioning are responsible for a significant share of global greenhouse gas emissions. Especially in developing countries, the demand for cooling equipment is rising. Low efficiencies and high leakage rates of refrigerant gases with high global warming potential will increase these emissions drastically. The aim of the Green Cooling Initiative (GCI) is to establish a global network, which will accelerate the transfer of environmentally friendly technologies in the refrigeration and air conditioning sectors to and within developing countries. For GCI, green cooling means energy efficient technologies using natural refrigerants.
The GCI is funded by the International Climate Initiative by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
This website is a platform to establish a global network on green cooling. Decision makers from developing countries as well as technology suppliers and importers, research institutes and NGOs are all invited to join. The platform will provide sector-specific information for both, members of the private sector wishing to invest in a certain country and policy makers that are seeking to reduce emissions.
The aim is to give information on technologies, regulations, market trends, funding and emission reduction potentials – as much as possible on a country by country level.
Eligible are all international and national organisations committed to the promotion of natural refrigerants and energy efficiency in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
As a member your logo will be displayed on the website, together with a short explanation of your commitment to green cooling. For future networking activities, you will name a contact person within your institution. You can support the network further by providing information, data and expertise about green cooling technologies and other related topics from your work. We would like to discuss this with you individually.
The platform will help you connect with companies and governmental institutions to instigate technology transfer. You can also promote your work in this field by providing links to relevant projects, tools and publications. By gaining and sharing information, we can together promote green cooling technologies. Working towards the faster introduction and dissemination of energy efficient technologies that use natural refrigerants will result in substantial global CO2 reductions.