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ROCA's contribution to MEPS Burkina Faso

19.07.2023 , News :

On 23 May 2023, a workshop was held in Ouagadougou to share the contribution of the  "Refroidissement respectueux de l’ozone et du climat en Afrique de l’Ouest en Centrale (ROCA)" project to the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) in Burkina Faso.

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From left to right, the ROCA Project Coordinator, the Director General of Environmental Preservation and Mr Lingani Bakary, Energy Expert from the Ministry of Energy.

The study was carried out by the HEAT consultancy and presented by Mr Antoine Azar. The opening ceremony was chaired by Mr Boukary KABORE, Director General of Environmental Preservation (DGPE).

The growing demand for electricity and the use of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) refrigerants are increasing greenhouse gas emissions. This contributes to global warming. To reduce this increased energy consumption, minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and energy efficiency labels are a palliative solution. These tools make it possible to regulate the entry of products onto the market by defining the minimum level of energy efficiency of these products on the one hand; and on the other, to inform consumers of the potential energy savings and environmental benefits of choosing more efficient products.

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Presentation of the study by Antoine Azar

The report, which was presented at the workshop, defines energy efficiency and energy labelling standards for refrigeration and air-conditioning appliances in order to generate, as project coordinator Ms Yaméogo/Zaba Pauline points out, "a more efficient, sustainable and low-carbon market, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and their harmful impact on the climate".

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Mr Séni Karim / Moderator

At the end of the workshop, participants were delighted with the quality of the document. According to Mr Lingani Bakary, "this document is a great satisfaction, rich in content. The inventory of cooling and air-conditioning equipment in Burkina Faso is a godsend, because previously, statistics for the sector were based on INSD projections". Séni Karim was also delighted with the quality of the study. All the participants welcomed the document and showed their interest," he said. The closing address was delivered by Mr Sawadogo Adama of the Ozone National Office at 2.30pm.

The ROCA project aims to promote more sustainable and efficient refrigeration and air-conditioning solutions that use ozone-friendly and climate-friendly substances. It is co-financed by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ Proklima in partnership with the Burkina Faso Ministry for the Environment, Water and Sanitation.