Policymakers are guided in their efforts to address their country's RAC&F (RAC and foam) sector, and to include it in their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). It has been estimated that a reduction in the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) may provide between 6 and 10% of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions by 2050.
In reaction to the recent developments under the Paris Agreement and the Kigali Amendment, the GIZ-project Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change has published a new guidance for policymakers in the climate, ozone, and energy efficiency sector. The guidance supports the development of strategies to reduce GHG emissions in the RAC&F sector. In many countries, this sector is responsible for an increasingly large share of emissions, which can be mitigated effectively at a low cost. Phasing-out HFCs and improving the energy efficiency in the RAC&F sector can significantly contribute to reaching the climate goals drafted in NDCs, and hereby contribute to reaching the 2°C target set forward in the Paris Agreement.
An infographic summarizing and visualizing the guidance was also published. The poster includes the key steps to introducing climate-friendly and energy-efficient cooling, and the Sustainable Development Goals which are hereby supported. Both the guidance and infographic were published on behalf of the BMUB.
The guidance and poster can be found here:
- Guidance PDF
- Poster PDF
For free copies contact Nicole Mueller