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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Re­gis­tra­ti­on Open: We­bi­nar on Pho­to­vol­taic-power­ed Air Con­di­tio­n­ing in Buil­dings 

30.05.2022 , News :

On 9 June 2022 at 10:30 am (CET) GIZ Proklima will host a one-hour webinar on Photovoltaic-powered Air Conditioning in Buildings: Market trends and economic analysis.

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Space cooling in buildings is characterized by enormous growth rates due to increasing ambient temperatures, growing population and urbanisation. Today, cooling in buildings is largely dominated by mid to low appliance energy efficiency levels, highly climate-damaging refrigerants as well as fossil-fuel based electricity supply, generating huge amounts of GHG emissions. Solar energy sourced to operate efficient air conditioners using climate-friendly natural refrigerants can play a critical role in significantly decoupling GHG emissions from a rapidly growing cooling demand in buildings. Further, driven by trends such as declining costs of solar PV and energy storage equipment, on the one hand, and efficiency improvements of AC technologies, on the other hand, solar-powered cooling is gaining an increasing technological and economic potential.


Against this background, we will present and discuss the results of our study which covers:

  • global market trends of solar PV-powered split-type AC systems and its technical components
  • economic analyses carried out in thirteen partner countries worldwide
  • case study on solar AC by Médecins Sans Frontières


Global drivers of PV-powered air conditioning and introduction to its technical components (15’) Philipp Munzinger, GIZ Proklima 
Economic analysis in 13 countries (10’) Prof. Paul Kohlenbach, SOLEM Consulting 
Case study, Médecins Sans Frontières, Haiti (10’)  Anja Werntges, GIZ Proklima  
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