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Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Accelerating the HFC phase down in Europe - do the assumptions and numbers​ underpinning the policy add up?​ The importance of good modelling
Time Description Venue
13:00 - 15:00
Organizer: European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) / UNEP OzonAction


Title: Accelerating the HFC phase down in Europe - do the assumptions and numbers​ underpinning the policy add up?​ The importance of good modelling


Description: Special session by EPEE looking at the numbers and implications for refrigeration, heat pump and air conditioning markets in Europe. 


The EU is currently discussing the revision of the EU F-Gas Regulation. At the same time, it is aiming to accelerate the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector and its contribution to mitigate the on-going energy crisis.


It is estimated that more than 50 million new heat pumps will be needed by 2030 to achieve the EU’s ambitions. At the same time, the proposed EU F-Gas Regulation revision aims at an HFC phase down of 95% by 2030.


Against that background, EPEE’s HFCs Outlook EU modelling shows trajectories of how these goals can be achieved. The event will present and discuss these trajectories.


Meeting recording: please click here



Ms. Federica Rizzo

Room: Theatre
Title: Operationalizing Energy Efficiency and HFC Phase-down Synergies
Time Description Venue Documents
13:00 - 15:00
Organizer: The World Bank, Defra UK


Title: Operationalizing Energy Efficiency and HFC Phase-down Synergies


Description: This side event presents ongoing work at the World Bank Group on operationalizing HFC phase-down and energy efficiency synergies. Presentations will discuss (1) HFC and energy efficiency management in cold chains, (2) conversion of markets to higher efficiency AC equipment, (3) transfer of cooling innovations to new markets, and (4) financing of cooling investments. The event is organized jointly with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) of the United Kingdom.



Mr. Thanavat Junchaya


Room: MR-A

Keeping our Planet Cool, Strengthening Food Security with Sustainable Cold Chains
Time Description Venue
13:00 - 15:00
Organizer: Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition/UNEP Cool Coalition/Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)


Title: Keeping our Planet Cool, Strengthening Food Security with Sustainable Cold Chains


Description: Lack of an effective cold chain is estimated to directly result in the loss of 526 million tonnes of food production, or 12% of the global food supply. This amount would be sufficient to feed about 1 billion people in a world where currently 811 million people are hungry and 3 billion cannot afford a healthy diet. At the same time, refrigeration equipment used in the food cold chain is responsible for 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

The Rome Declaration on the Contribution of the Montreal Protocol to Food Loss Reduction through Sustainable Cold Chain Development calls for action at national and international level to promote sustainable cold chain development. While many countries have signed the Declaration, we now need to move from pledges to action. Scaling up action on sustainable cold chains is essential to ensure food security, address effects of climate change from the global food supply system and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement, and the Montreal Protocol.

The event will demonstrate how ensuring a more holistic systems approach - in which policies, technologies, capacities and financing promote 'field to fork' connectivity through sustainable cold chain solutions - can help feed 10 billion people nutritiously, support the well-being of hundreds of millions of small-scale farmers and reduce food loss and waste, while avoiding direct and indirect GHG emissions. The event will enable the exchange of ideas and good practices, inspire commitments for transformative action on sustainable food cold chains at COP27 and beyond building on the Rome Declaration. It will also present the recommendations from Sustainable Food Cold Chains: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward published by UNEP and FAO in the framework of the Cool Coalition.



Mr. Federico Mannoni

Room: CR-4