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03.12.2018 News Germany is supporting Ghana’s green AC transformation
The Government of Germany donated 380 green AC units to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ghana in August 2018. The handover was followed by a workshop for 15 technicians on the safe handling of the new green technology in October 2018. Both events were facilitated by the Green Cooling Initiative (GCI), implemented by GIZ on behalf of the BMU.
03.12.2018 News German technical school trains with R290 split AC
Since October 2018, the German technical school for refrigeration and air-conditioning, Bundesfachschule Kälte-Klima-Technik (BFS), has extended its training facility equipment by a state-of-the-art R290 split AC unit. BFS received a highly efficient propane split AC inverter unit for training purposes from Midea Europe.
03.12.2018 News Safe operation of hydrocarbon chillers demonstrated in Indonesia
In July 2018, the Institut für Kälte- Klima- und Energietechnik (IKET) GmbH from Germany visited Indonesia to successfully audit the first propane chillers and cold store in the country. The audits were conducted to ensure that the installation of the hydrocarbon systems comply with international safety standards.
03.12.2018 News Proklima - StEP Webinar: E-Waste Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean
End of October 2018, Proklima and the StEP Initiative jointly hosted a webinar to share experiences and learn from best practices in e-waste management focusing on the Latin American region.
03.12.2018 News Experts discussing ways to unlock the European market for hydrocarbon (R290) split ACs
Mid October 2018, during the international cooling fair Chillventa, the BMU, the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the IKI-project “Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change” jointly hosted an expert day bringing together split-AC-related policy and industry to discuss opportunities and challenges facing R290 split air conditioners (ACs) technology in Europe.
03.12.2018 News Successful side events at the 30th MOP in Ecuador
During the 30th MOP in Quito at the beginning of November, Proklima hosted two successful side events. Around 50 participants attended the event "Coordinating finance for sustainable refrigeration and air conditioning", funded by the BMU. Approximately 40 attendees informed themselves about the transition to natural refrigerants in the Latin American and Caribbean region and exchanged their experiences. The latter was financed by the BMZ.
03.12.2018 News Study Tour in Germany – a kick-off for a promising cooperation in the region
In late October almost 30 stakeholders from Latin America and the Caribbean participated in the trip in Germany. The study tour aimed at raising awareness of the climate impact of currently applied HCFC/ HFC refrigeration practices in the region and discussing natural refrigerant cooling solutions to assist selected countries to fulfill their HFC mitigation obligations under the Montreal Protocol.
01.10.2018 News #WatchMeWork: Recognizing women in the Grenadian RAC sector as part of World Ozone Day activities
The National Ozone Unit (NOU) of Grenada with the support of the Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change (C4) project celebrated World Ozone Day on the 17th September, 2018 under the topic "Watch Me Work: Recognizing Women in the RAC Sector".
01.10.2018 News “Let us empower the ladies!” - Interview with director of the RAC Academy in South Africa
The GCI newsletter team reached out to interview Grant Laidlaw. He is the director of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Academy (ACRA) and in charge of all business activities, training, assessment, qualification and career development, liaison with industry and government at the training academy. He says about his work: "I love what I do!" We wanted to know a little bit more!
01.10.2018 News Indonesia: An impressive career against all odds
Herlin Herlianika - a professional in the RAC sector - works as a technical expert at the successful Green Chillers NAMA project in Indonesia, a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and implemented by GIZ Proklima in cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. With the GCI newsletter team, she looked back at her impressive career and shared some thoughts about women in the RAC sector.