Find all recordings and presentations from the 1st day of the Green Cooling Summit. Please note that presentations are available for download at the end of the page.
The Green Cooling Summit is jointly organised by the German Environment Agency (UBA) and GIZ Proklima on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The virtual conference addresses how the transition to natural refrigerants and energy efficiency in the supermarket refrigeration sector can be completed globally from the perspective of policy, technology, planning and operation.
Two days of inspiring keynote speeches, lively discussions and insightful inputs on Green Cooling in supermarkets!
Julika Schmitz (facilitator) and Ole Nielsen (UNIDO) took a look ahead. What technologies are being applied in the global South? What other technologies exist and what are the challenges and benefits? These are some of the questions with which the virtual event kicked off. Then Dirk Messner and Tanja Gönner opened the summit with their welcoming words. Following this, Roberto Peixoto (Maua Institute of Technology) explained the current situation and prospects for Green Cooling in supermarkets.
In the first session, our speakers presented and discussed comprehensive policy approaches to promote natural refrigerants and energy efficiency in supermarkets. Birgit Mayer (GIZ Proklima) gave an overview of policy instruments and relevant experiences of the GIZ Proklima project. After that, Marco Duran ( UNEP United for Efficiency) explained the U4E commercial refrigeration model regulation. In the end, we heard about Colombia's national strategy for the supermarket sector presented by Edwin Dickson ( NOU Colombia) .
01:43 - 19:30: Input by Birgit Mayer (GIZ Proklima)
20:45 - 32:18: Input by Marco Duran (UNEP United for Efficiency)
33:13 - 44:25: Input by Edwin Dickson (National Ozone Unit, Colombia)
45:00 - End: Q&A
The second session of the first day hosted three experts in refrigeration, which presented the state-of-the-art technologies: propane chillers, glycol systems and CO2 systems for supermarkets. Experiences from applications in Brazil, Germany and Colombia were shared.
09:29 - 23:00: Input by Rogério Marson Rodrigues (Eletrofrio, Brazil)
23:37 - 39:35: Input by Roland Handschuh (Cool Expert, Germany)
39:52 - 55:20: Input by Andreas Meier (Teko, Germany)
55:22 - End: Q&A
To conclude the first day, we welcomed our four panelists, who discussed the key enablers, challenges and the role of policy makers and technology providers in driving the adoption of Green Cooling in supermarkets around the world.
- Clare Perry (EIA, UK)
- Rogério Marson Rodrigues (Eletrofrio, Brazil)
- Kasper Koefoed (UNDP, Panama)
- Armin Hafner (NTNU, Norway)