ND­C4 We­bi­nars

Ac­ce­le­ra­ting cli­ma­te ac­tion with coo­ling sec­tor-re­la­ted NDCs

The NDC4 webinar series shines light on the importance and potential of the cooling sector for more ambitious and enhanced NDCs and disseminates holistic mitigation approaches.

Cooling sector specific mitigation targets and measures can significantly contribute to achieving a country’s overall climate targets and therefore, need to be considered when defining and updating Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The global project Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change ll (C4 II (opens in a new window)) launches a webinar series to illustrate tools, methods and best practice examples for designing and implementing more ambitious NDCs in the cooling sector. 

Next We­bi­nar

The next NDC4 Webinar will be announced soon.

Previous events:

Webinar #5: Financing Green Cooling – Opportunities for Financial Institutions (31 October 2023, 11am - 12pm CET, English)

One of the challenges to achieve a sustainable transformation of the refrigeration and air conditioning sector is the provision and effective deployment of finance to enable a widespread uptake of Green Cooling appliances. As a significant portion of the target audience lacks the financial means for upfront investment, financial solutions are needed to facilitate the acquisition of Green Cooling appliances. Financial institutions can play a pivotal role by bridging the gap by offering financial products, such as green loans, that enable customers to acquire and install Green Cooling appliances without a burdensome initial payment. This approach can accelerate the transition to Green Cooling by making it more accessible and affordable. 

This webinar delved into the key principles of Green Cooling and explore the opportunities associated with promoting eco-friendly finance solutions for Green Cooling. Furthermore, the webinar illustrated how financial institutions can embed Green Cooling into the wider context of the Sustainable Finance Agenda. Ultimately, the speakers presented a structured, stepwise approach for the development of a Green Cooling loan product.

Moderation: Maja Schmauser, GIZ Proklima 

Agenda

TimeTopicSpeaker

11:00 - 11:10

Opening RemarksGIZ Proklima
11:10 - 11:20Overview: Financing mitigation measures in the cooling sectorLukas Kahlen,
New Climate Institute
11:20 - 11:30Financing Green Cooling: What are potential roles, opportunities and risks for financial institutions?Lukas Kahlen,
New Climate Institute
11:30 - 11:45Using credit lines to foster green lending in the cooling sectorSanna Stockstrom, KfW Development Bank
11:45 - 12:00Questions & Answers

All participants

Webinar #4: Cool MRV: Combining emissions reporting with enforcement of standards and labelling for cooling products in Latin America and the Caribbeans (04 August 2023, 14:00 – 15:00 UTC, Spanish)

When it comes to climate action in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector, effective measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of emissions is crucial and required under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as advisable under the Montreal Protocol (MP) and its Kigali Amendment. An MRV system forms the basis for developing and implementing effective mitigation strategies for the cooling sector. The challenge: data collection is often not systematic and the MRV approach is not clear.

This webinar provided an overview on how an effective MRV system for the cooling sector can look like and will demonstrate United For Efficiency’s (U4E) activities on Product Registration Systems to enforce standards and labels for cooling products and will also present a free of charge prototype.

Moderation: Adolfo Cordoba Rodriguez, GIZ Proklima

Time (UTC)TopicSpeaker
14:00-14:05Opening RemarksGIZ Proklima
14:05-14:25NDCs, National Inventories and the Montreal Protocol: Understanding MRV in the cooling sectorIrene Papst & Martin Brown-Santirso, HEAT GmbH
14:25-14:40Importance of Product Registration Systems and U4E prototype for application in countries

Madeleine Edl & Miquel Pitarch,U4E 

14:40-15:00Questions & AnswersAll participants

Webinar #3: Combining emissions reporting with enforcement of energy standards and labelling for cooling products (11 May 2023, 9:30-10:30 CEST)

When it comes to climate action in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector, effective measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of emissions is crucial and required under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as under the Montreal Protocol (MP) and its Kigali Amendment

Emissions from the refrigeration sector are made up of two parts: 1/3 are direct emissions from the use of refrigerants. 2/3 are indirect emissions resulting from the energy consumption of the products. Both direct and indirect emissions can be drastically reduced by switching to natural refrigerants and increasing energy efficiency, and the corresponding reductions can be accounted for in a country's NDC. An MRV system forms the basis for developing and implementing effective mitigation strategies. The challenge: data collection is often not systematic and the MRV approach is not clear.

This webinar provided an overview on how an effective MRV system for the cooling sector can look like and demonstrated how the Philippines combines emissions reporting with the enforcement of energy standards and labelling for cooling productsas part of their Energy Labeling Program (PELP).

Agenda:

TopicSpeaker
Welcome RemarksGIZ Proklima
NDCs, National Inventories and the Montreal Protocol: Understanding MRV in the cooling sectorIrene Papst, Heat GmbH
Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP) Aaron Premacio, Energy Performance Regulation and Enforcement Division, Energy Utilization and Management Bureau Philippines
Making use of product registration databases for RAC MRVMaraida Licerio, GIZ Proklima
Questions & AnswersAll participants

Webinar #2: Benchmarking the level of ambition of cooling sector-related measures included in NDCs (13 December 2022, 2-3 pm CET)

The second webinar introduced the benchmarking tool developed together with the guideline Raising ambition in NDCs through holistic mitigation approaches in the cooling sector – Guidance for policymakers (opens in a new window). The guideline intends to provide political decision makers with a step-by-step guidance on how to integrate and appropriately cover the cooling sector in an NDC. This is complemented by benchmarking tool that aims at enabling decision-makers to do a self-analysis on the level of ambition of cooling sector-related measures included in the current or future updated NDCs.

Agenda:

TopicSpeaker
Welcome RemarksPhilipp Denzinger, GIZ Proklima
Overview of the objective and approach of the NDC guidelinesDaniela Laßmann, Perspectives Climate Group
Presentation of the benchmarking tool for cooling-sector related NDCsIrene Papst, HEAT GmbH
Questions & AnswersAll participants



Webinar #1: NDC4 Call for Proposals: Raising ambition in NDCs with Green Cooling (22 November 2022, 2-3 pm CET)

The first webinar did provide guidance on how to apply for the NDC4 Call for Proposals (opens in a new window) which provides technical advisory to ambitious countries in the application of best practices for NDC strategy development in the cooling sector. Examples presented by the project coordinators were used to illustrate what the activities can look like in practice. In the following you find all information presented to the audience.

Agenda:

TopicSpeaker
Welcome RemarksGIZ Proklima
Overview of current status and activities of C4 IIGIZ Proklima

NDC4 Call for Proposals:

• Application procedure

• Examples of possible activities that can be supported

Irene Papst, HEAT GmbH
Questions & AnswersAll participants

Con­tact

In case of any questions, please contact: ndc4@giz.de

About the pro­ject

The global project Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change ll (C4 II) is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) under the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

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