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Thursday, 15 July 2021
New modelling to support governments in identifying pathways to ensure efficient use of energy and resources while phasing-down HFCs
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor Documents
13:00 - 14:00
EAT Nairobi
Organizer: European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE)

 

Event concluded. Video available under documents soon
 

Title:

New modelling to support governments in identifying pathways to ensure efficient use of energy and resources while phasing-down HFCs

 

Abstract:
Whether it is in the EU or at global level, top priorities to achieve climate neutrality are crystal clear: CO2 emissions related to energy production and consumption account for at least 80% of total greenhouse gas emissions and heating and cooling represent roughly half of the total final energy consumption. In parallel, the phase-down of HFCs is in full swing and will further contribute to achieving the Paris Agreement. With over 110 countries having already ratified the Kigali Amendment and the recent commitment of the US and China to implement it, activities are further accelerating.

This side-event will present an innovative new model, developed by EPEE, Gluckman Consulting and UNEP which will allow governments to assess pathways towards achieving their commitments under the Kigali Amendment while taking into account the efficient use of energy and resources. It allows to understand total greenhouse gas emissions, including both direct, refrigerant related emissions and indirect, energy related emissions. Concrete modelling outputs will be presented and pilot countries will share their experience.  

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For information please contact:                                       

Ms. Federica Rizzo

Senior Policy Director

European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE)

f.rizzo@epeeglobal.org

 


Addressing HFC Bank - A Need to Accelerate HFC Emissions Reduction
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor Documents
14:00 - 15:00
EAT Nairobi
Organizer: Ministry of the Environment, Japan and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

 

Event concluded. Video available under documents soon
 

Title: Addressing HFC Bank - A Need to Accelerate HFC Emissions Reduction      

 

Abstract: Through the phase-down of the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, future growth of HFC banks will be restricted. However, the issue of HFCs bank is remaining, where refrigerants contained in appliances and vehicles are currently in use, with a risk of emission to the atmosphere without intervention for appropriate treatment. As the potential impact on climate change is substantial and non-negligible, addressing HFCs currently trapped in banks is crucial to achieve 1.5°C consistent levels of mitigation in the next few decades and supporting achievement of carbon neutral targets in the latter half of this century.
 

Lifecycle management of fluorocarbons addresses such emissions, by implementing relevant policies and schemes and applying appropriate technologies and management techniques for avoiding leakage, recovery, reclamation, reuse and destruction. Some countries have already taken the initiative. Yet there are a significant room to replicate such practices to other countries, without which the risks posed by the HFC bank would become real, giving more pressure to the global environment.
 

To this end, this side event will showcase examples of good practice contributing to lifecycle management of fluorocarbons from countries and international agencies and collect views and comments on how to better disseminate such useful information, toward realizing wider application.
 

This side event is hosted under the activities of the Initiative on Fluorocarbons Life cycle management and the Efficient Cooling Initiative of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. Its outcome will contribute to a case study report to be published later in 2021.

 

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For information please contact:

Mr. Makoto Kato / Mr. Akihiro Tamai / Ms. Tomomi Kuroki

Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)

Info-ifl@oecc.or.jp

 

 

 


The importance of continuing to carefully manage the world’s existing halon resources
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor Documents
20:00 - 21:00
EAT Nairobi
Organizer: Halon Recycling Corporation (HRC)

 

Event concluded. Video available under documents
 

Title: The importance of continuing to carefully manage the world’s existing halon resources

 

Abstract: Halons are highly effective fire and explosion suppression agents that have been used for special hazard fire protection since the 1960s. Halons are also potent ozone-depleting substances whose production for fire protection uses was phased out worldwide in 2010 under the Montreal Protocol.

 

Despite the phase out of production, halons continue to be needed in a number of important applications where alternatives are not yet available including military, oil and gas, and commercial aviation. A recent Montreal Protocol report estimates that halons will be needed in commercial aviation for another 40 years and that the supply of recycled halons could run out before then.

 

For these reasons it is critical that the world’s existing halon resources be carefully managed. Every kilogram of halon that is prevented from being unnecessarily emitted, contaminated or destroyed is a kilogram of halon that will be available for servicing halon systems in the future. Therefore, the dissemination of accurate information about halon management is critical for protecting the environment while protecting valuable assets that cannot as yet be protected by other means.
 

Register here
 

For information please contact:  
Mr. Thomas Cortina
Executive Director
Halon Recycling Corporation
cortinaec@comcast.net


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