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Thursday, 06 July 2023
Modelling tools for the cooling sector
Time Description Venue
13:00 - 15:00
Organizer: CoolUp programme


Title: Modelling tools for the cooling sector


Description: The side event focuses on tools for the development of scenarios for the cooling sector, including a look at the several tools are already available and can be used by policy-makers for the preparation of National Cooling Strategies/Plans, Kigali Implementation Plans (KIPs), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and other sector-specific plans. General considerations for the selection of modelling tools are introduced, followed by examples for specific models and country-specific experience. Furthermore, a new tool being developed within the Cool Up programme, is announced.

Speakers will include: Andrea Voigt, Cool Coalition; Bernhard Siegele, GCI, GIZ Proklima; Maria Pushkareva, Öko-Recherche; Barbara Gschrey, Öko-Recherche; and Jessica Weir, Guidehouse



Barbara Gschrey


Room: Asia Pacific Foyer
Leveraging Carbon Markets to Finance Refrigerant Recovery, Reclamation, and Destruction
Time Description Venue
13:00 - 15:00
Organizer: Yale Carbon Containment Lab, in collaboration with A-Gas, Tradewater, and Recoolit


Title: Leveraging Carbon Markets to Finance Refrigerant Recovery, Reclamation, and Destruction

Description: Even with full implementation of the Kigali Amendment, 67 gigatons CO2e of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are expected to enter the market between today and 2100, on top of the 24 gigatons CO2e of these gases already in existence. Unfortunately, refrigerant recovery rates remain near zero in most regions across the globe, in part because of inadequate incentives for refrigerant recovery and abatement.

This side event, hosted and coordinated by the Yale Carbon Containment Lab (CC Lab), will explore these issues, in collaboration with three voluntary carbon market project developers currently undertaking efforts to recover and reclaim or destroy ODS and HFCs. Presentations will cover: 

  • challenges and barriers to responsible refrigerant recovery;
  • previous uses and future opportunities for the voluntary carbon market to finance refrigerant recovery, reclamation, and destruction efforts;
  • challenges in developing and scaling abatement projects; and 
  • opportunities for collaboration between the public and private sector, and novel carbon market methodologies that can expand the scale of current abatement activities to meet the climate challenge.


Speakers include: Tilden Chao, Charlie Mayhew, and Dean Takahashi, Yale Carbon Containment Lab; Louise McCann and Elvira Nigido, A-Gas; María José Vargas, Tradewater; and Ning Jeng, Recoolit.



Tilden Chao

Room: Theatre
Making a Success of the European Union's F-Gas Regulation
Time Description Venue
13:00 - 15:00
Organizer: European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE)


Title: Making a Success of the European Union's F-Gas Regulation

Description: The EU is in the process of finalising a revision of its 2014 FGAs Regulation, ideally to come into force in January 2024. The
event aims to clarify the status of the EU negotiations and the view of the RACHP industry to make the Regulation a success.



Russell Patten

Room: CR-4
Time Description Venue Documents
18:00 - 20:00
Organizer: CLASP


Title: Unlocking Access to Greater Cooling Efficiency and Next-Generation Refrigerants in Southeast Asia: Findings of a New CLASP Study on Dumping of Inefficient Room Air Conditioners


Description: In this side event, CLASP will share recent findings of widespread dumping of new, inefficient room air conditioners (RACs) using high-GWP refrigerants in five out of six Southeast Asia Article 5 Parties studied. The practice of environmental dumping can exacerbate inequities and impair Kigali implementation. Presenters will discuss estimated near- and long-term impacts on climate, people, energy security, Kigali compliance and economic costs of this practice, and potential scenarios and recommendations to address the risks of continuing with current trends, including options to advance the Southeast Asia markets towards high-efficiency climate-friendly RACs.



Ana Maria Carreno

Jillian Webber

Room: CR-4