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."

La­test News

Si­de event MOP31: CFC-11 and CFC-12 banks and emis­si­ons

02.12.2019 , News :

Proklimas Side Event II at MOP31 focused on the discussions of CFCs and if they are “an issue of the past”. Latest news about the unexpected increase of CFC-11 emissions show how relevant this topic still is.

Around 40 participants learned more about possible reasons for the increase of CFC-11 emissions, current CFC banks and potential countermeasures. Lambert Kuijpers, member of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) and part of the CFC-11 Emissions Task Force provided an overview of CFC banks and emissions under the Montreal Protocol.  

The main focus of this event was on ODS banks management. The audience received insights into the new study on banks and emissions of CFC-11 and CFC-12 funded by BMU. Policy advisor Irene Papst (HEAT) illustrated country data from Germany, Austria and USA and possible consequences for global modelling. Youssef Hammami, coordinator of the National Ozone Unit in Tunisia, presented the ODS banks management of his country. GIZ Proklima would like to thank all speakers and attendees and BMU and BMZ for their support.

The presentations of this event are available here. (opens in a new window)