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01.04.2017 News Green Cooling Africa Initiative on track
Kenya, Namibia and Ghana have completed their Tier 2 IPCC RAC sector inventories after data verification workshops held in February and March 2017. The inventories will be used to create technological roadmaps to support future funding and mitigation activities in the countries' RAC sectors.
01.04.2017 News GIZ installs first CO2-Ammonia Cascade System in Mauritius
Since 2016 the Université de Mascareignes of Mauritius is providing training on CO2 as a natural refrigerant to contractors and students. The installation of a CO2-Ammonia plant is used to demonstrate the feasibility of climate-friendly, energy-efficient cooling technologies, and to advance the eradication of HFCs. As a small island developing state, Mauritius is bearing proportionally large hardships due to global warming.
01.04.2017 News GIZ’s new guidance paper and infographic on advancing NDCs through RAC
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.
01.04.2017 News Installing solar cooling plants in Jordan: a practitioner’s handbook
As in most countries, Jordan`s demand for air conditioning is expected to double by 2030 in comparison to 2015. The increase is due to several factors such as a general increase in living standards or the generally increasing temperatures due to climate change. Solar thermal driven refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) is particularly attractive to high ambient temperature countries with a high rate of solar radiation.
01.04.2017 News Ensuring the success of cold chains - new GIZ-Proklima study available
Research shows that an estimated 30% of global food production perishes in post-harvest losses. Rising temperatures, population growth and increased urbanization are magnifying the need for adequate cooling. A recent concept paper by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH examines the barriers and recommendations for food cold chains of fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat, and fish in developing countries.
01.01.2017 News Banks of ODS and HFC: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector Colombia (ES)
Inventario de bancos de SAO y HFC del sector RAC en Colombia
01.11.2016 News Country Profile*: Indonesia
01.11.2016 News Solar cooling in Jordan: Two new solar cooling systems were commissioned in Amman
Amman - In October 2016, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) successfully commissioned the installation of two new solar Cooling Systems. The two solar systems were installed at the Irbid Chamber of Commerce and the Royal Culture Centre in Amman. Using solar energy, Jordan can cool buildings in a climate friendly manner.
01.11.2016 News GCI-Workshop: Implementing technologies with natural refrigerants in developing countries
Edinburgh - On occasion of the 12th Gustav Lorentzen Working Fluids Conference (August 21st to 24th 2016), the Green Cooling Initiative (GCI) held a workshop on technical barriers to the implementation of natural refrigerants (NR) in developing countries. Several projects and activities were described, covering widespread application of R290 in residential and commercial ACs, HC in commercial refrigeration and R290 in large cold rooms.
01.11.2016 News NAMA-Training: Caribbean island states and making climate friendly cooling pay off and financeable
St. Kitts & Nevis - More than 50 policy makers from 15 Caribbean Islands came together in September to learn about the relevance of the cooling sector to the global environment and energy systems. The participants were made up of officials from government and agencies responsible for energy and finance, project owners and developers, as well as service providers and investors of energy projects.