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The Side Event will present the current emissions of shipped cooling containers as well as the expected business-as-usual emissions. It will then present and discuss more future-friendly Greener Reefer options and their mitigation potentials.
Around 3 million reefer containers are currently shipped around the world, and the number is growing annually. Reefer containers are vital for trading chilled and frozen products globally. On their journey however, reefer containers contribute notably to the emissions released by the container shipping industry (236 million tCO2eq. in 2018) and the reefer sector is projected to grow rapidly up to +8% p.a..
To date, reefers almost exclusively use HFCs refrigerants with very high GWPs. Alternatives have not been upscaled or have been prototyped yet not made commercially available. The Greener Reefers Alliance focuses on the environmentally sustainable and climate-friendly alternatives as well as improving the energy efficiency of this sector.
The reefer industry has not been regulated by the Paris Agreement so far since the emissions can hardly be attributed to a specific country. However, the International Maritime Organization has published a GHG emissions reduction strategy. The Greener Reefers Alliance aims to promote sustainable reefer solutions and develop different emissions reduction and financing strategies.
In this Side Event, GIZ and its partners will present the current climate impact of reefers and potential mitigation strategies as. To go a step further, the Greener Reefers Alliance will be launched, a comprehensive approach to establish an enabling environment for the introduction and adoption of Greener Reefers.
|Philipp Denzinger, GIZ Proklima
Environmental impact and mitigation potential of greener reefers and launch of the Greener Reefers Alliance
Philipp Denzinger, GIZ Proklima
How to transition to sustainable reefers
Otto Schacht, Kühne Foundation
Energy efficient and climate friendly reefers
Kristina Norne Widell, SINTEF
Q & A