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."

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Net-ze­ro emis­si­on so­lu­ti­ons for trans­port ref­ri­ge­ra­ti­on in a sustainable cold chain

06/2022 , Publication - Technical Publication :

This technology paper explores the climate impact of transport refrigeration units and the path towards net- zero transport refrigeration.

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Transport refrigeration is an integral part of the cold chain and critical for sustainable and climate-resilient development. It contributes towards alleviating malnutrition through avoiding major losses of harvested food and providing services for healthcare and pharmaceutical supply.

The journey towards net zero transport refrigeration requires a comprehensive set of policy and financial measures as well as support of technical development. However, there are steps that can be implemented relatively easily on many different levels in order to reduce emissions in the transport refrigeration sector.

The paper estimates the climate impact of transport refrigeration units (TRU) on a global level, anlyses technical developments and lists policy and financing options that will support the introduction of zero carbon technologies. Each chapter contains specific action steps regarding the roadmap towards net zero emissions in transport refrigeration. Together, these build a comprehensive set of measures for reaching a zero carbon target in 2050.