Title: Update on Standards for Air Conditioning
To reach the goals set by the Montreal Protocol, refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment (RACHP) must transition to climate friendly refrigerants, including flammable refrigerants. A few months ago, agreement was found at international level on a revised revision of standard IEC 60335-2-40. This standard is crucial for limiting fluorinated gas emissions worldwide and help reach the Kigali targets as it allows a much wider possibility to use flammable and climate-friendly refrigerant alternatives which have a much lower global warming potential in a safe manner.
This side event will:
- provide a general overview of this newly revised product safety standard relevant for air conditioning and heat pumps;
- present findings from ‘Life-FRONT’, an EU funded project that quantified the risks of using flammable refrigerants in order to improve equipment design to address flammability risk and allow the safe use of such equipment; and
- highlight the significant global emission savings which can be achieved until 2050 if the additional flexibility given by this revised standard is fully exploited.
Event recording available here
Mr. Cornelius RheinCornelius.RHEIN@ec.europa.eu
Title: Emission reduction potentials in smaller commercial refrigeration equipment: EU situation, Member State implementation and tapping reduction potentials in the MENA region
Description: Although smaller commercial refrigeration equipment is responsible for a significant portion of direct and indirect emissions, its potential is found to be overlooked when designing policy measures in the context of national GHG emission reduction. Alternatives to high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), commonly used refrigerants in such equipment, are already widely available and allow for replacement of HFCs.
The Cool Up programme side event will provide an overview of the role of smaller commercial refrigeration equipment in the context of emission reduction potential in the MENA region, present policy measures that have proven to be effective in the European Union and its Member States and demonstrate the availability and successful use of hydrocarbon-based equipment.
Dr. Felix Heydelfelix.email@example.com