Proklima – Integrated Climate and Ozone Protection

For more than 25 years, 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), the project supports the German government in all bilateral and multilateral processes related to the Montreal Protocol.

Proklima supports the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through technical and policy advice and participates in meetings and conferences of the Montreal Protocol such as the Meeting of the Parties (MOP), the Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) and ExCom. Through publications and events, it informs both the professional audience and the general public about latest developments on sustainable cooling and future-friendly natural refrigerants. One of its lighthouse activities is the "Cool Training" course about the save handling of natural refrigerants for trainers, technicians and policy makers from around the world. It is offered several times a year in cooperation with the professional training institute Bundesfachschule Kälte-Klima-Technik (BFS) in Germany.


Image: giz / Andreas Döring
Laura Casas Morán, participant of a Cool Training in 2022: "We learnt a lot about natural refrigerants. This is really important, because in my country we still need a change in mindsets."

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Interaction between Art. 6 of the Paris Agreement and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

05/2019 , Publication - Inventories & Cooling Strategies :

This paper explains why the Kigali Amendment phase-down schedule for HFCs should serve as the NDC baseline with regard to HFC mitigation

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The HFC phase- down, if successful, will contribute significantly to the Paris Agreement to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted in 2015 which aims to keep global temperature rise to less than 2°C through increasingly ambitious NDCs for GHG mitigation. The interaction and mutual impacts of the Kigali Amendment and the Paris Agreement remain unclear, as their respective rules are still under development. Their interplay should be managed in a way that triggers transformational change in the RAC sector, promoting the switch to low-GWP alternatives, ideally to natural refrigerants such as ammonia, hydrocarbons or CO2.