For 25 years already, Proklima has been promoting integrated ozone and climate protection in the cooling sector worldwide, focusing on the use of natural refrigerants and foam blowing agents.

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Proklima advises the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Policy advice, capacity building, awareness raising, and knowledge transfer are in the centre of Proklima’s activities. On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), it supports the German government and is actively involved in meetings and conferences on the Montreal Protocol such as MOP, OEWG and ExCom. Through numerous publications and events, it informs both the professional audience and the general public about the latest developments of sustainable cooling. One of its lighthouse projects is the so-called Cool Training on the save handling of natural refrigerants for trainers, technicians and policy makers.

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New Co­lom­bi­an ODS Banks In­ven­to­ry

02.07.2018 , News :

On the occasion of the International Environment Fair of Bogotá (FIMA) and the Regional Meeting of the NOU of Latin America and the Caribbean in Guatemala, GIZ Proklima presented the results of the Colombian Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Banks Inventory.

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New Colombian ODS Banks Inventory was presented at the FIMA and the UNEP network meeting © GIZ Proklima

Nearly 100 participants from the private and public sector as well as political representatives and instructors from training institutes took part in these events. As part of the BMU-project "Management and destruction of substances that deplete the ozone layer existing in the ODS Banks" financed via IKI, GIZ Proklima has conducted an ODS Bank Inventory analyzing the consumption of ozone-depleting substances, HFCs and alternative substances. Furthermore, the projet inspected the generated emissions of the RAC sector in 2015 and formulated a business-as-usual scenario and two different mitigation scenarios of the expected emissions until 2030.

These results are of great importance for Colombia because, based on them, the actions to be considered within the national management strategies for the ODS Banks will be formulated. With the implementation of these actions, the country will achieve a significant mitigation of the negative impact of refrigerant substances on the ozone layer and climate change, thanks to the reduction of ODS and HFC emissions in the RAC sector.

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