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Bangladesh kicks off activities to promote Green Cooling

06.06.2024 , Noticias :

The Green Cooling Initiative (GCI) III successfully commenced its activities in Bangladesh with a workshop on “Transition towards a Greener Cooling Approach” in Dhaka on 09 May 2024. The workshop was hosted jointly by the Department of Environment (DoE) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) attended the event as Chief Guest.

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In the picture, from left to right, are: Mr. Md. Ziaul Haque, Director (AQM),  Department of Environment; Mr. Md. Siddikur Rahman, Additional Director General, Department of Environment; Dr. Abdul Hamid, Director General, Department of Environment; Dr. Andreas Kuck, Country Director, GIZ Bangladesh; Dr. Farhina Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (© GIZ Proklima)

At this event stakeholders of the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector in Bangladesh were gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities in transitioning towards greener cooling solutions. The speakers put emphasis on the need for introducing green cooling technologies in Bangladesh, as per the targets under the Montreal Protocol, the government has to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) refrigerants in the coming years. Especially, trainings of the service sector workforce are vital to introduce ACs with natural refrigerants in the market.