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Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Financing Energy Efficiency under the Montreal Protocol
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor Documents
07:00 - 08:00
EAT Nairobi
Organizer: International Forum for Environment, Sustainability and Technology (iFOREST)

 

Event concluded. Video available under documents

 

Title: Financing Energy Efficiency under the Montreal Protocol

 

Abstract: The Montreal Protocol was established for a complete phaseout of ozone-depleting substances (ODS). The subsequent Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol that came into effect in January 2019, was a natural next step to phase-down high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases. This amendment is an opportunity to abate 0.40C of warming by the end of the century. While the amendment focuses on transitioning away from high-GWP HFCs, its implementation looks beyond into aspects such as energy efficient cooling.

 

At this time, while several Article 5 countries are gearing up for the Kigali Amendment to come into force, there is a need to examine modalities through which energy efficiency can be operationalised across cooling projects. A critical element here is to understand how energy efficiency can be financed by the Multilateral Fund (MLF) setup for the Montreal Protocol. Parties are currently attempting to understand the source of such funding - MLF or external and the specific mechanism for either option, albeit with little progress.

 

Through this panel discussion we aim to present our analysis on operationalising funding for energy efficiency as a part of the Kigali Amendment. With experts from across the world, we aim to further follow up this assessment with an in-depth discussion on the way ahead for financing energy efficiency for cooling projects.

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For information please contact:          
Ms. Apurupa Gorthi
Research Associate
International Forum for Environment, Sustainability and Technology (iFOREST) 
apurupa@iforest.global


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A Look to the Future: Harnessing the Strength of the Montreal Protocol for Global Climate, Health, Economic Benefits
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor Documents
13:00 - 14:00
EAT Nairobi
Organizer: Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD)

 

Event concluded. Video available under documents soon
 

Title: A Look to the Future: Harnessing the Strength of the Montreal Protocol for Global Climate, Health, Economic Benefits         

 

Abstract: After more than three decades of action, the Montreal Protocol continues to demonstrate its capacity to identify risks to the atmosphere, generate technical and economic solutions, and quickly put them into action for results the world can trust will endure. This combination of an agile decision-making body supported by a team of global experts specializing in all relevant sectors, along with a solid financing mechanism, provides a powerful model for future climate wins.

 

In the context of such a well-functioning system, this event gathers a panel of experts to discuss what more the Montreal Protocol can and should do to protect the atmosphere, especially in light of the worsening climate crisis. Speakers will discuss issues where national programs offer opportunities for scaling out to other countries, the possibility of accelerating ongoing work, extension of the Protocol to serve related problems, and a look at ways to fine tune this formidable environmental body. Join our conversation for a look at the future of the Montreal Protocol.

 

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For information please contact:

Ms. Trina Thorbjornsen

Executive Assistant

Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development       tthorbjornsen@igsd.org


Can international collaborative R&D solve the world’s cooling conundrum?
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
14:00 - 15:00
EAT Nairobi

Organizer:

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
 

Event concluded. Video available under documents soon
 

Title: Can international collaborative R&D solve the world’s cooling conundrum?

 

Abstract: Emerging economies’ cooling markets are amongst the largest in the world. On the back of high economic growth, increasing urbanization and rising middle class, these will only grow. It will both be a challenge and an opportunity for these nations to provide ‘Thermal comfort to all’, increasingly being understood as a development cornerstone for health and productivity. Widening the access to cooling on the one hand, and maintaining its climate footprint to a minimum on the other, is a sustainability challenge that lies ahead of us. Collaborative R&D will be an important piece of the puzzle. Concerted actions and efforts of industry, academia and policymakers will have to be galvanised systematically to help achieve accelerated development and diffusion of clean cooling technologies. This side-event at OEWG43 is an attempt to engage with a crucial question: How do we leverage collaborative R&D, in the border framework of bilateral, multilateral and global cooperation, to expand the market of alternative and energy efficient cooling technologies in emerging economies?
 

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For information please contact:

Ms. Shikha Bhasin 

Programme Lead

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)             
shikha.bhasin@ceew.in

 

Lessons learned and bright prospects: Green Cooling projects in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor Documents
20:00 - 21:00
EAT Nairobi
Organizer: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

 

Event concluded. Video available under documents
 

Title: Lessons learned and bright prospects: Green Cooling projects in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa

 

Abstract: Ozone and climate protection is not just a European challenge but a global challenge. However, the European Union is considered a pioneer in F-gas regulation. In order to pass on this early experience, the EU, together with BMZ, supports countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa in reaching their targets of ODS phase-out and early actions on HFC. The SPODS project in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as the ROCA project in Africa are about policy advice, strategy development, training, new cooling technologies and much more. While SPODS is ending after 3 years of successful cooperation, ROCA is just getting started. Get insights in both projects and the European Green Cooling approach.

 

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For information please contact:
Ms. Janna Breitfeld
Communications Adviser, Proklima
Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)                            
janna.breitfeld@giz.de


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