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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Wo­men in RAC: GIZ Pro­kli­ma at first Wo­men’s Na­tio­nal Mee­ting of Ref­ri­ge­ra­ti­on

01.10.2019 , News :

With the objective of highlighting and stimulating female protagonism in the sector, the 1st National Meeting of Women in HVACR was held during the 21st FEBRAVA on September 12 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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GIZ Proklima at the first Women’s National Meeting of Refrigeration © GIZ Proklima

With 21 editions, Febrava considers itself the most important event in the HVAC-R chain in Latin America, covering every sector in this market. The Women's National Meeting, held exclusively by female specialists in the area, such as engineers, specialists of fluorochemicals, project managers and refrigeration technicians, shared experiences and knowledge in the field. Some lectures were "Good Practices in Refrigeration and Climatization" and "Women - Developing Successful Careers in the HVACR". The National Meeting was held by refrigeration women from Brazil.

The GIZ Project Proklima had also a space during the Women's National Meeting, where the project manager Stefanie von Heinemann addressed the topic "Global Overview of Refrigerant Use and Technical Capacity Building in Brazil". The lecture approached among other issues, all the work done so far by the Brazilian HCFC Phase Out Management Program (HPMP), which is qualifying thousands of refrigeration technicians throughout Brazil. All HPMP actions in Brazil are coordinated by the Ministry of Environment (MMA), which has GIZ technical support in the implementation.