How to finance climate-friendly cooling technologies? We explore this question in an online event with a special focus on "Cooling as a Service". Register and discuss live with our experts!
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One of the challenges to achieve successful low-carbon transformation in line with the climate goals set out in the Paris Agreement is the provision and effective deployment of finance to enable wide-spread uptake of low-carbon technologies. The refrigeration and air conditioning sector faces a particular challenge in the implementation of effective finance strategies given its cross-sectoral nature – extending from manufacturing of gases and appliances to energy end-use in buildings – and hence the different institutional responsibilities as well as policy and compliance regimes that affect the sector.
With this in mind, this online event focused on one particular financing opportunity: Cooling as a Service (CaaS). The business model aims to enable clients to benefit from climate-friendly and energy efficient cooling technologies without the need of an upfront investment. Users pay for the cooling they receive, rather than the physical product or infrastructure that delivers the cooling.
13:30 – 13:35
Introduction to the event
Julia Schabel, Facilitator GIZ Proklima
13:35 – 13:45
Overview on Green Cooling and Proklima’s services
Philipp Denzinger, GIZ Proklima
13:45 – 14:00
Explained: The CaaS Business Modell
Dave Mackerness, Kaer
14:00 – 14:15
CaaS Study 1: State-of- the-Art Ammonia Cooling Service in South Africa
Dawie Kriel, Energy
14:15 – 14:30
CaaS Study 2: ColdHubs in Nigeria
Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, ColdHubs
14:30 – 15:00