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.

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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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Green Coo­ling Sum­mit 2021: Ger­ma­ny opts for a ra­pid HFC pha­se-down

11.05.2021 , News :

International online conference on political and technical approaches to manage the HFC phase-down under the Kigali Amendment with natural refrigerants

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The German Environment Agency (UBA (opens in a new window)), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ (opens in a new window)) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU (opens in a new window)) will jointly host a fully virtual conference from May 25 – 27. The 'Green Cooling Summit' addresses how the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) according to the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal Protocol can best be implemented and accelerated politically and technically through the use of natural refrigerants and improved energy efficiency.

Watch the video below: The German Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, the President of the German Environment Agency Dirk Messner and GIZ Chair of the Management Board Tanja Gönner cordially invite you to participate and to jointly advance Green Cooling worldwide!

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Why to participate

Participants shall be encouraged to perceive the requirements of the Kigali Amendment as an opportunity to make an active contribution to climate protection at an early stage. The insights and best practices presented at this conference will provide a solid basis for a critical rethink of current cooling practices.

Green Cooling Summit 2021 Infobox

25 - 27 May 2021
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We cordially invite you to participate: From country representatives involved in the implementation of the Kigali Amendment, to refrigeration and air conditioning manufacturers, to international organisations and associations, and to end users interested in future-proof refrigeration and air conditioning solutions using natural refrigerants.

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