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30.01.2024 News Cooling NDCs needed? The NDC Helpdesk provides expert guidance
Do you need support in designing, implementing, or updating your Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) with ambitious targets and mitigation measures in the cooling sector? The newly established NDC helpdesk for the cooling sector is here to support you.
30.01.2024 News A Cool Collaboration on Carbon Dioxide as R744 Refrigerant
In November 2023, a training of trainers was organised jointly by C4II (Cool Contributions Fighting Climate Change) and the Food Cold Chain (FCC) project implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The trainers were trained on the Operation, Servicing and Maintenance of R744 Carbon Dioxide as low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant for Industrial Refrigeration from 20-24 November 2024 at Cold Chain Innovation Hub or CCI-Hub at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Taguig City, Philippines.
23.01.2024 News COP28: Recap and Highlights
The Montreal Protocol Pavilion at COP28 showcased the Montreal Protocol's achievements in climate protection. GIZ Proklima participated as one of 16 partners, aiming to advance Green Cooling. For the first time, the pavilion provided a platform for the Montreal Protocol and the cooling community to promote climate action. The Ozone to Cool Zone pavilion aimed to spread awareness, scale efforts, and unlock innovation for solutions to minimize the cooling sector's negative climate impacts, advance sustainability goals, and unlock more effective solutions. All materials of the side-events can be found here.
18.01.2024 News Cool Talks: "From the beginning we decided to only work with natural refrigerants"
For this Cool Talk, we have had the opportunity to interview Kim Christensen,
Founder and CEO of Fenagy. Kim is a mechanical engineer; throughout his career he has been working with many different types of refrigerants. He has been part of the refrigeration industry since his first job in 1994 at the Danish Institute of Technology, who was the forerunner on natural refrigerants in the late '80s and the early '90s.
11.01.2024 News Regional NOU Officers Negotiation Training held in Nairobi
The Green Cooling Initiative and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Kenya organized a two-day regional negotiation training on strengthening negotiation skills for the international context for the National Ozone Officers of GCI partner countries in October 2023 in Nairobi.
11.01.2024 News Training of Trainers in Colombia: Setting an enabling environment for R290 introduction in air conditioning
In two sessions held in August and September 2023, 32 SENA trainers from the whole country participated in a training for the safe handling of inflammable refrigerants in AC equipment. This promotes the use of devices with ultra-low GWP and high efficiency, such as those with natural refrigerants. The trainings are part of the GCI III project, implemented by Proklima.
11.01.2024 News Cool Talks: “We need to inform, through different channels, that there are alternatives to F-gases and that these alternatives are not dangerous.”
For this Cool Talk, we have had the opportunity to interview Armin Hafner,
Professor in refrigeration technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). In 1995 he joined SINTEF, in this capacity as researcher he worked closely with NTNU on CO2, air conditioning and other refrigeration systems at that time. He became a professor at NTNU in 2016.
01.12.2023 News Greener Reefers Alliance Sets Sail for more Sustainable Supply Chains
Sunday, 10th December 2023 marked a pivotal moment in the maritime industry as the Greener Reefers Alliance set sail, paving the way for a more sustainable future in shipping.
01.12.2023 News Montreal Protocol Pavilion at COP28
The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will see the first Montreal Protocol Pavilion that highlights the Montreal Protocol's enormous achievements in climate protection. Together with 15 partners, headed by the Ozone Secretariat, we have prepared an exciting programme.
01.12.2023 News Training of trainers for highly energy efficient split R290 ACs in Ghana
In October 2023, 18 trainers from ten different institutions and companies participated in a 4-day training for trainers in Ghana on highly efficient Green ACs running on the ultra-low refrigerant Propane (R290). The training was organized jointly by EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)-Ghana and GIZ’s project Sustainable Energies and Energy Efficiency for Climate Protection in Ghana (SE4C).