Marrakech - On 12th of November, the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) and the United Nations Environment Program’s (UNEP) United for Efficiency (U4E) Project hosted a side event titled ‘What do NDCs need to succeed? Energy Efficiency.’ On the occasion of this event during the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Convention on Climate Change, GIZ Proklima introduced a new policy guidance.
Representatives from the International Energy Agency and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory highlighted the huge potential of energy efficiency for the implementation of countries nationally determined contributions (NDCs). UNEP U4E presented the outcomes of the Montreal Protocol’s Kigali Amendment and its impact on energy efficiency in the area of refrigeration and air conditioning. Furthermore, the Clean Energy Ministerial Campaign (CEM) introduced its new database of the global advanced cooling challenge that enables users to find and track financial and technical data from the world’s fastest-growing markets.
GIZ was gladly given the opportunity to introduce its work, especially the fruitful cooperation between the Green Cooling Initiative (funded by the BMUB) and the UNEP U4E project on developing policy guidebooks for climate-friendly and energy-efficient refrigerators and room air conditioners (forthcoming). Additionally, GIZ Proklima emphasized the urgency for pursuing energy efficiency in combination with a transition to climate-friendly refrigerants in an integrated approach in the light of NDC implementation.
In this regard, Philipp Munzinger (GIZ Proklima Project Manager) introduced the guidance for policymakers (opens in a new window)‘Advancing nationally determined contributions (NDCs) through climate-friendly refrigeration and air conditioning’, recently developed by the IKI-project Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change.