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Friday, 16 July 2021
Left out in the cold – the Green Cooling potential of the global window type air conditioner market
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor Documents
13:00 - 14:00
EAT Nairobi
Organizer: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

 

Event concluded. Video available under documents soon
 

Title: Left out in the cold – the Green Cooling potential of the global window type air conditioner market

 

Abstract: Despite the increasing market growth of split-type air conditioners, window-type ACs still have stable markets in many regions, accounting for about 13 million sales annually. Most of these sold units are featured with a low energy performance and highly climate-damaging HCFC-22 (GWP 1800) and HFC-410A (GWP 2088). However, their compactness, small refrigerant charge and simple installation perfectly qualify them for HC-290 (GWP of 1), holding large efficiency and climate benefits on scale. In this side event we will zoom into most dominant regional markets, unfold the GHG mitigation potential that would result from a timely transition to HC-290 (GWP of 1), and discuss design and safety aspects of R290 window-type ACs.
 

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


Africa Poised to Stop Dumping of Inefficient Appliances with Obsolete Refrigerants
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor Documents
14:00 - 15:00
EAT Nairobi
Organizer: Government of Ghana

 

Event concluded. Video available under documents soon

 

Title: Africa Poised to Stop Dumping of Inefficient Appliances with Obsolete Refrigerants

 

Abstract: Ghana is convening this side event to discuss with participants the importance of stopping the environmentally harmful product dumping (environmental dumping) in Africa. In particular, side event panelists will discuss their experiences and analyses of how environmental dumping of inefficient cooling appliances causing importing countries harm by, inter alia:

 

  • creating or prolonging dependence on obsolete refrigerants that are increasingly expensive and unavailable;
  • flooding markets with poor quality equipment;
  • stressing over-burdened energy grids and perpetuating elevated energy demand;
  • aggravating air pollution and climate change from avoidable electricity consumption;
  • increasing non-recyclable refuse; and
  • damaging the quality of life of low-income consumers with unaffordable electricity costs.

 

This side event will also review the history of efforts to stop environmental dumping in Africa and will update the Montreal Protocol community on how Africa is working hard to block dumping and promote high-efficiency refrigerators and air conditioners that use low global-warming potential refrigerants. The side event will also describe how exporting and importing countries working together can more effectively develop and implement policies to stop environmental dumping. 

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For information please contact:  
Ms. Paulynn Pappoe
Programme Assistant
National Ozone Unit
epaozone@africaonline.com.gh