Pro­kli­ma

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: In­ter­ac­tions bet­ween the Ki­ga­li Amend­ment and the Pa­ris Agree­ment

11/2020 , Publication - Video :

Learn more about possible interactions between the Paris Agreement and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, with a focus on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) mitigation activities and the transition to Green Cooling.

(Download the presentation at the end of this page)

Many countries are not only in the process of ratifying the Kigali Amendment (KA) and tackling early actions on HFC phase-down. They are also in the process of updating their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement (PA) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). However, the first round of NDCs in 2015 evidenced that many countries did not take into account the mitigation potential of the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector.

This online event presents possible interactions between the Paris Agreement and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, with a focus on HFC mitigation activities and the transition to Green Cooling. Experts discuss how pilot activities can be conceptualised in this regard. Different aspects and key approaches to harness synergies between the two regimes are analysed using concrete country cases as examples.

The online event was held during the (virtual) 32nd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.

Agen­da

Welcome RemarksDr. Claudia Hiepe, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) 
International carbon market mechanisms and Kigali amendment phase down paths – harnessing synergies and developing robust baselines

Axel Michaelowa, Senior Founding Partner, Perspectives

Experiences from KenyaMarindany Kirui, NOU, Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Michael Ochieng Okumu, Climate Change Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (tbc)
Questions and AnswersAll
ClosingPhilipp Munzinger, GIZ Proklima