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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In­no­va­te4Cli­ma­te Work­shop: Rai­sing GHG miti­ga­ti­on am­bi­ti­on in the coo­ling sec­tor 

04.05.2022 , News :

On May 26, 2022 at 12:10 pm (EDT)/  4:10 pm (GMT/UTC)  a virtual workshop will be held on: Raising greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation ambition in the cooling sector by aligning Montreal Protocol and Paris Agreement agenda. The workshop forms part of the agenda of the annual Innovate4Climate (I4C) conference.  

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The cooling sector is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and, in light of rising temperatures and steady population growth, its impact will become even greater within the next decades. Therefore, fast track action is crucial in order to induce a transformational change towards climate-friendly Green Cooling technologies. Market-based approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (PA) can accelerate the reduction of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions, in addition to countries’ commitments under the Kigali Amendment (KA) to the Montreal Protocol. However, a crucial factor that needs to be considered when aligning the two regimes: the different approaches for accounting and reporting on HFC levels bear the risk to overestimate the reference levels against which emission reductions are measured. In the workshop, we will discuss how mitigation activities can be developed in a concerted manner to maximize benefits while safeguarding the environmental integrity of both regimes.  


About In­no­va­te4Cli­ma­te (I4C)

The I4C is a global event on climate change action derived from Carbon EXPO (2003-2016). Over the past four years this conference has gained a worldwide reputation for high quality technical knowledge exchange. Each year the I4C has focused on various topics such as: climate research, climate markets and climate policy.

I4C 2022 (opens in a new window) will once again be held virtually from May 24-26. The conference allows for interaction and exchange of ideas on climate action with other participants. Within these three days, workshops and plenary sessions will take place where participants from the public and private sectors will be able to present their climate action initiatives and strategies that aim to achieve a low-carbon and resilient future.

Ob­jec­tive of the Work­shop

The workshop aims to cover the following three topics: 

  • Understanding of how KA and PA can positively influence countries’ ambitions in GHG mitigation by applying a harmonized approach to the compliance with both. 

  • Presentation of two concrete marked-based GHG mitigation options (Green Cooling and sustainable refrigerant management) which raise ambition. 

  • Exchange of views and concerns regarding conceptual and methodological aspects for the design and implementation of Article 6 market-based activities in the cooling sector.  

Sa­ve the Date

26 May 2022
12:10 pm (EDT)/4:10 pm (GMT/UTC) 
 To visit the registration platform, click here (opens in a new window)  
Fully virtually


  • Rachel Pekker, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)  
  • Philipp Munzinger, Project Manager, GIZ Proklima 

  • Daniela Laßmann, Consultant, Perspectives Climate Group 

  • Joachim Schnurr, Consultant, GFA Consulting Group 



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