green cooling initiative: Best practice example

Project: F-gas reduction in the Israeli refrigeration and air conditioning sector

The Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection (StMuV) and the Bavarian Environment Agency (LfU) have launched a multilateral cooperative effort with the Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) aimed at reducing fluorinated gases with high global warming potential in Israel’s refrigeration and air conditioning sectors.

The main goal of the project (2014-2017) is to promote natural refrigerants such as hydrocarbons and ammonia in the cooling sector, in support of the international commitment made by Israel to the Montreal Protocol. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is the implementing partner of the project, facilitating the transfer of best practice examples between Bavaria and Israel.

Selected Israeli experts participated in a two-week Cool Training Course in Maintal, Germany in March 2017, where they learned how a shift to climate-friendly cooling appliances is viable both from an economic and technical perspective. Moreover, two technical workshops will be organized with the MoEP in Israel for local RAC experts. By training local technicians and political stakeholders, the project supports Israel in promoting green technologies.


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