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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Event re­cor­ding: qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on, cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on and re­gis­tra­ti­on of RAC tech­ni­ci­ans

07/2020 , Publication - Video :

In this online event, GIZ Proklima provided an answer on how to successfully qualify, certify and register technicians handling natural refrigerants. The event involved experiences from Kenya as a frontrunner country in this regard. 

Especially in developing countries and emerging economies, the demand for cooling is rising. Thus, more and more RAC technicians are needed and they are faced with new challenges. Due to more complex systems and higher environmental, energy and safety standards, these technicians must be very well trained. Comprehensive training not only improves their job opportunities but also ensures that they can handle the equipment safely.

The newly developed “Fit for Green Cooling” scheme provides solutions for a proper qualification of RAC technicians that minimizes environmental and health-related risks and ensures the creation of future-oriented workforce. "Fit for Green Cooling" was developed according to international standards but can be adapted to national contexts and integrated in country-specific structures. It helps reduce direct and indirect emissions over the life-time and disposal of RAC appliances by setting standards that are followed by a skilled workforce. Thereby it supports countries in their efforts to phase-down climate-damaging HFC refrigerants and to reach their NDCs.


Proklima - Naturally Cool!Janna Breitfeld, GIZ Proklima
What is “Fit for Green Cooling”? Modules and BenefitsLara Teutsch, GIZ Proklima
Technical approach and standards - 
Interview with an expert
Rolf Hühren, HEAT
Examples from the field:
Getting fit for Green Cooling in Kenya

Marindany Kirui, NOU, Ministry of Environment and Forestry; Juliet Cheruto Ngeiywa, GIZ Proklima

Discussion & Conclusion: How can you benefit from “Fit for Green Cooling"?All
ClosingJanna Breitfeld and Lara Teutsch, GIZ Proklima

Facilitators: Janna Breitfeld, Julia Schabel, Lara Teutsch GIZ Proklima

Organiser: GIZ Proklima on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (opens in a new window) (opens in a new window) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (opens in a new window)