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12/2023 Publication COP28: Greener Reefers – introducing climate and environmentally friendly maritime cooling containers
Around 3 million reefer containers are currently shipped around the world, and the number is growing annually. Reefer containers are vital for trading chilled and frozen products globally. On their journey however, reefer containers contribute notably to the emissions released by the container shipping industry (236 million tCO2eq. in 2018) and the reefer sector is projected to grow rapidly up to +8% p.a..
12/2023 Publication COP28: Avoiding 0.1 degrees Celsius with "Green" Split Air
10 new Air Conditioners (ACs) are being sold every second for the next 30 years. If not addressed, energy demand from ACs will more than triple by 2050, equal to China’s electricity demand today (IEA 2018). Split ACs represent the largest growing sub-sector. At the same time, they are responsible for the largest share of energy, of HCFC and HFC consumption and therefore of CO2-eq emissions.
12/2023 Publication COP28: Agrifood Cold Chains: Reducing food losses, waste and methane emissions
Every year, an estimated 14 percent of total food produced is lost in the field, and 17 percent is wasted at the point of retail or consumption. This is enough food to feed approximately 1 billion hungry people around the world. At the same time, the rotting groceries lead to considerable amounts of methane emissions.
One major solution to food loss and waste is increasing access to refrigeration, ensuring that food is kept at suitable temperature conditions from harvest to plate. The experts will highlight the use of sustainable cold chains in the Global South with natural refrigerants, combining energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
12/2023 Publication COP28: Cool NDCs: Integrating the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector into NDCs
The refrigeration and air conditioning sector is responsible for up to 10% of all global emissions – and it is growing rapidly. The transition to Green Cooling technologies can decrease these emissions significantly. Consequently, it is pivotal to develop cooling sector specific mitigation targets and measures that are integrated in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
12/2023 Publication COP28: The Climate and Ozone Protection Alliance- Management of Banks of Ozone Depleting Substances and Hydrofluorocarbon Banks
The global demand for refrigeration and air conditioning is increasing, leading to an increase in environmentally-friendly appliances and products containing high warming potential substances. These substances, known as Ozon Depleting Substances (ODS) and Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), emit around 1.5 Gt CO2 annually. The Climate and Ozone Protection Alliance (COPA) aims to address this issue by working together on solutions for ODS and HFC banks, contributing to the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming.
12/2023 Publication COP28 The Importance of Green Cooling: Fighting the Climate Crisis
The refrigeration and air conditioning sector is responsible for up to 10% of all global emissions. This is due to its huge energy consumption and the high global warming potential of many common refrigerants. At the same time the demand for cooling is rising steadily. The good news: the emissions can be reduced significantly by using Green Cooling technologies. Green Cooling is based on natural refrigerants and energy efficiency.
This side event not only showed the significance of the cooling sector for mitigation and adaptation but also presented the available Green Cooling technologies.
09/2023 Publication - Technical Publication National Energy Efficiency Strategy for ACs and refrigerators in Mali
The demand for energy could be significantly reduced by improving energy efficiency. This would have a double effect: lower costs for consumers, and lower CO2 emissions. This report recommends steps Mali could take towards more energy efficiency.
06/2023 Publication - Technical Publication National Cooling Action Plan for Kenya
Rising demand for cooling in developing countries like Kenya necessitates sustainable solutions. Transitioning to energy-efficient technologies and eco-friendly refrigerants can reduce emissions and enhance access to sustainable cooling. Join us in implementing the National Cooling Action Plan for a brighter future.
06/2023 Publication International Safety Standards in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heat Pump
This paper is intended to provide policy makers, standard authorities and private sector representatives with an overview and orientation on international safety standards for RACHP systems, in particular addressing developing countries that endeavour to widen the use of environmentally friendly refrigerants in a safe way. The document identifies what is currently feasible with existing safety standard requirements, and what possibilities exist to ease the barriers and improve safety standards for the future.
06/2023 Publication - Video Video series | The advantages of natural refrigerants
What are natural refrigerants and why is it so important for us to use them? What advantages and what challenges arise when working with natural refrigerants?
Listen to refrigeration and air conditioning technicians from all over the world who answer these questions and explain the benefits of Green Cooling technologies.