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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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.