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Tuesday, 04 July 2023
Climate Intervention and Stratospheric Ozone
Time Description Venue Documents
13:00 - 15:00
Organizer: Scientific Assessment Panel (SAP) Co-Chairs


Title: Climate Intervention and Stratospheric Ozone


Description: Introduction to climate intervention and consequences for future stratospheric ozone based on the findings of the 2022 ozone assessment and open floor for questions.



David Fahey


Room: CR-4

Sustainable Cooling towards a Cool COP28 
Time Description Venue Documents
13:00 - 15:00
Organizer: Cool Coalition


Title: Sustainable Cooling towards a Cool COP28 
Description: In a warming world, cooling is a necessity for productivity, food security and vaccine supply. Cooling uses refrigerants - many of which are controlled by the Montreal Protocol – and is one of the biggest contributors to global warming. If left unchecked, emissions from cooling are expected to double by 2030 and triple by 2050, driven by heat waves, population growth, urbanization, and a growing middle class.  This event aims to build momentum for global action and increased ambition on sustainable cooling by mobilizing countries to join the Global Cooling Pledge. It will do this by showcasing the COP28 Presidency's efforts to a 'Cool' COP28 and offering a glimpse at the initial findings of Global Cooling Stocktake Report. The event will include high-level interventions from countries, industry and international financial institutions on their actions on sustainable cooling and their perspectives on the Global Cooling Pledge ahead of COP28. 



Sophie Loran


Room: Theatre

Refrigerants Driving License: Global Qualification Program for RAC Servicing Sector
Time Description Venue
13:00 - 15:00
Organizer: UNEP OzonAction


Title: Refrigerants Driving License: Global Qualification Program for RAC Servicing Sector

Description: Responding to the needs of Article 5 countries for a safe and environmentally responsible transition to next generation refrigerants, the Refrigerant Driving License (RDL) is a comprehensive refrigerant management qualification program jointly developed by UNEP OzonAction and the Air¬≠ Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Key international industry associations support it, including AREA, ASHRAE, ABRAVA, ACAIRE, EPEE, HRAI, JRAIA, KRAIA, ARAP and U-3ARC. The RDL sets minimum competencies and skills for the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (RAC) servicing sector, creating an industry and association-endorsed international qualification programme that is available to industry and governments alike. The RDL will be an important tool for benchmarking of essential competencies and skills required for the proper and safe handling of refrigerants, supporting the completion of the HCFC phase-out, and smooth start of the HFC phase-down in Article 5 countries in line with the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal Protocol. An important component of the RDL is that it includes assessment of technician knowledge and skills in the handling A2L and A3 refrigerants now entering the market as lower GWP alternatives to traditional refrigerants. The session will describe the benefits of the RDL, the online and hands-on testing components, and how National Ozone Units can implement the RDL in their countries.



Sonja Wagner


Room: Asia Pacific Foyer