Nuremberg – For the 6th GIZ Proklima Experts Day at the Chillventa exhibition, more than 60 international representatives from industry, government, public and civil society gathered to learn about how to accelerate the transfer of climate-friendly and energy efficient technologies in the refrigeration, air conditioning and foam blowing (RAC&F) sector to and within developing countries. The expert’s day was organized by the Green Cooling Initiative (GCI) funded by the BMUB.
The changing trends in regulations and in the market are especially important in aspiring to boost the technology transfer of climate-friendly and energy efficient RAC technologies. After giving a brief overview of these trends and the global climate relevance of the RAC&F sector, manufacturers, product development representatives, trainers, and project developers were invited to present best practice examples and emerging opportunities related to climate-friendly technologies in the RAC&F sector.
The case studies included amongst others hydrocarbon chiller applications from the German company Frigoteam and R-290 split Inverter ACs from Midea, one of the leading AC manufacturers in China. All presentations of the expert day have been made available for knowledge sharing. The event enabled the direct exchange of views of experts from all over the world, thereby providing knowledge on available technologies and opportunities of natural refrigerants in maximizing energy efficiency and fostering sustainability in energy consumption.
The participants expressed general agreement regarding the vast opportunities of promoting climate-friendly cooling technologies – especially for developing countries. The diverse discussions also highlighted the need for further support in enabling regulatory framework conditions, product and safety standards, and capacity building. All participants agree that this would aid in scaling up the demonstration of technologically viable solutions to sustainable sector-wide transformations.