Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change II (C4 II)
The Paris Agreement (PA) and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol (MP) provide the international framework for sustainable cooling. However, more policy coherence between the PA and MP is needed to enable ambitious climate action in the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector. The global project C4 II is a continuation of the IKI project "Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change" and assists policymakers in designing and implementing more ambitious NDCs in the cooling sector. The focus countries are Costa Rica, Grenada, and the Philippines.
The objective of the project is to foster sustainable development of the RAC sector by strengthening the competence of key actors and improving related structures. C4 II adapts existing methodologies and develops new tools for replication in other countries, promoting the transformation towards sustainable cooling. Increased ambition triggered by sector specific NDC implementation plans is expected to unlock enormous GHG reduction potential.
Country specific objective
Cooperation with the three partner countries is twofold: Firstly, the countries will be supported in advancing and implementing the cooling strategies developed with C4 I assistance. Secondly, all three countries will serve as valuable sources of knowledge on cooling strategies, policy approaches and green cooling technology demonstration, which is highly relevant for an increasing number of third countries.
A sustainable approach enabling a strong multiplier effect lies at the core of the project. Best practices and instruments developed in C4 I are to be made available to other countries for replication in blueprints and guidelines. This includes, for instance, a blueprint on sector-specific NDCs or a roadmap for the introduction of Minimum Energy Performance Standards. Proven approaches are to be systematically transferred to other regions, which in turn will increase awareness of Green Cooling.
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)