MENA countries face a range of energy challenges against the visible effects of climate change due to rapidly growing urbanisation, and heavily strained energy infrastructure. In the region, cooling constitutes a major source of energy consumption, and it is expected to grow further. The project promotes accelerated technological change in cooling demand reduction, and early implementation of the Kigali Amendment and Paris Agreement in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
Our approach is based on four pillars: Reducing cooling demand; Supporting the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs); Replacing and safely disposing inefficient cooling appliances and refrigerants; Improving cooling appliance operation, training, and awareness. Our approach will be supplemented by setting up implementation-focused industry partnerships and building hands-on capacity to enable local and regional stakeholders. Findings of replicable demonstration projects will be used to disseminate knowledge.