green cooling initiative: Policy instruments

Policy instruments

Bans & quotas

Policy makers have various possibilities to support the transition to green cooling. One approach is to control and restrict the use of refrigerants with a high ozone depleting potential or high global warming potential. Examples for this kind of policy instruments are bans or quotas.


Labelling & standards

Standards are often referred to within national legal provisions.


Economic incentives & taxes

Financial instruments can provide economic incentives for a faster market penetration of green cooling technologies and prevent the investment in environmentally harmful cooling technologies. Such financing instruments can include incentives that directly promote the use of green cooling technologies through subsidies, or taxes that burden the use of cooling technologies with a high climate impact.