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Now al­so avail­able in Spa­nish: Rai­sing am­bi­ti­on in NDCs through ho­lis­tic miti­ga­ti­on ap­proa­ches in the coo­ling sec­tor - Gui­dance for po­li­cy­ma­kers

13.05.2024 , News :

As countries strive towards mitigating climate change, more than half of the countries that developed an updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) have recognised the relevance of the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector and included hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the scope of gases covered. However, most NDCs lack concrete actions and implementation strategies for the RAC sector.

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The guideline “Raising ambition in NDCs through holistic mitigation approaches in the cooling sector – Guidance for policymakers”, now also available in Spanish (opens in a new window), intends to provide political decision-makers with a step-by-step guidance on how to integrate and appropriately cover the cooling sector in an NDC. Moreover, it offers benchmarks to gauge the ambition level of actions targeting direct and indirect emissions of the RAC sector.

Asses your country’s ambition level

Complementary to the guideline, the “Quick self-analysis to evaluate cooling sector-related targets and measures included in NDCs” is also available in Spanish (opens in a new window). This tool, presented in a user-friendly question-and-answer format, enables policymakers to assess the ambition level of different cooling-sector related targets and measures within their country’s NDC.

Expert Guidance Available

For country representatives seeking further assistance in integrating the cooling sector into their NDCs, expert guidance is available through the NDC Helpdesk for the cooling sector. We invite all interested parties to reach out and leverage this resource to enhance their NDCs and contribute to climate action in the cooling sector.