Green Coo­ling In­itia­ti­ve

The Green Cooling Initiative contributes to raising international awareness of the significant mitigation potential associated with environmentally- and climate-friendly cooling technologies. It focuses on cooperation with partner countries across the world to support their efforts in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from cooling equipment and employing the Green Cooling concept. Among others, there are three "frontrunner partners": Thailand, Vietnam, Kenya, Uganda, Colombia, Honduras.

Map with partner countries

Partner Countries

The Green Cooling Initiative aims to integrate and promote the RAC sector within global climate and ozone discussions, namely UNFCCC and Montreal Protocol. It recognises that exchange between technology suppliers and users, as well as between the industry, public institutions and civil society is important for the promotion of said technologies. One of the main goals is therefore to create global and regional networks with representatives from different sectors (see Network).


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Targeted policy advice based on Cooling Strategies will support partner countries in the implementation of cooling technology standards and measures, whilst capacity building will allow them to sustainably 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 to facilitate access to Green Cooling technology.


The phase-out and phase-down of F-gases and the increase in energy efficiency in the RAC sector make it easier to achieve ambitious NDCs, which were defined by UNFCCC COP21 as the basis for global GHG emission savings. So far, Ghana is one of the few African countries that has integrated F-gases into its NDC to a limited extent. GCI advised Ghana on this by drawing up a GHG inventory of the RAC sector, on the basis of which a Cooling Strategy for emission reduction measures was drafted.

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GCI Mem­bers CIR­CE and Shec­co co­ope­ra­ting in the EU fun­ded pro­ject Su­perS­mart

01.06.2016 , News :

SuperSmart is a newly launched EU funded project aimed at achieving environmental benefits through a fast implementation of efficient heating and cooling solutions, as well as significant economic saving potentials through the reductions of the overall energy use in the supermarket sector in Europe.

CIRCE and Shecco are now among the partners supporting this project with their know-how and expertise on green cooling technologies and the accelerated transition to energy efficient and sustainable cooling solutions.

SuperSmart has three main objectives:

1. Removal of non-technological barriers to efficient and sustainable heating and cooling in the European supermarket sector

2. Raising the level of expertise amongst technical and non-technical staff

3. Supporting the introduction of a European Ecolabel for food retail stores.

The SuperSmart project partners invite manufacturers and end-users of heating and cooling solutions within the food retail sector to actively partake in the project and in the formulation of award criteria for the planned European Ecolabel. The survey and contact forms are available on the SuperSmart website.