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. 

Up­co­m­ing we­bi­nars

More webinars in 2023 will be announced soon.

Previous events:

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).


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.


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.


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


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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