At a side event held during the African Carbon Forum and attended by over 70 participants, GIZ Proklima and Perspectives Climate Group raised awareness on the importance of the cooling sector for both implementation of the Paris Agreement (PA) under the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as the Kigali Amendment (KA) under the Montreal Protocol.
Axel Michaelowa (Perspectives Climate Group) pointed out how early HFC mitigation action generated through market mechanisms of the PA can mobilize a significant long-term mitigation potential. Through mitigating HFCs before the baseline years of the KA, a “baseline shaving” effect will kick-in: baseline levels will be lower in the respective countries at their time of monitoring under the KA.
El Hadji Mbaye Diagne (Afrique Énergie Environnement) emphasized the importance of the RAC sector for African countries and affirmed the opportunities, which cooperation under the Paris mechanisms offers for early action. Joseph Baffoe of the Environmental Protection Agency in Ghana presented a concrete example of the challenges and opportunities associated with building a robust inventory of the RAC sector.
Michaelowa, Axel; Espelage, Aglaja; Hoch, Stephan; Acosta, Mariana (2018): Interaction between Art.6 of the Paris Agreement and the Montreal Protocol/Kigali Amendment (abre en una nueva ventana), Discussion Paper, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn.