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Monday, 05 November 2018
Private sector’s role in innovating ozone and climate friendly refrigeration technologies
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Organizer: UNDP Description: The side event will feature premiering a video based on award-winning projects (Ozone Awards) in Chile, China, and the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). The video aims to share successful implementation approaches of these projects in promoting sustainable cooling and refrigeration systems and demystify issues related to cooling and refrigeration and explain their relevance to the human and planetary health in a simple way understandable by general public. The follow up discussion will feature speakers discussing the market uptake and sustainability of these demonstrations, as well as the role the Private Sector can in fostering SDG implementation in the context of the Montreal Protocol.
Updates to our understanding of the recent CFC-11 emission increase
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Organizer: SAP Description: Dr. Steve Montzka will summarize and update the scientific evidence for increasing global CFC-11 emissions. The findings of the 2018 Science Assessment Report related to this issue will also be discussed.
ASHRAE-UN Environment Cooperation; Tools for A5 countries
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Organizer: ASHRAE in cooperation with UN Environment - OzonAction Description: ASHRAE and UN Environment engaged in a cooperation agreement since 2007 where they conducted together several key events and initiated different tools focusing on promoting alternative technologies and sound management of refrigerants. Over the last two years, both partners worked together to take the cooperation to different level where new set of tools and products are jointly developed and offered to A5 countries to use as part of their ongoing country programs and phase-out projects under the Montreal Protocol. This session will launch additional new tools that are recently developed by ASHRAE and UN Environment – OzonAction while presenting an overview of key achievement of the 2017-2018 joint work plan and plans for next workplan.
Co-benefit Agenda of the Kigali Amendment: A proposed framework to incentivize energy efficiency while transitioning away from high-GWP HFCs
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Organizer: CSE Description: The IPCC’s Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above has come out with a dire prognosis: the world must limit warming to 1.5°C to avoid catastrophic impacts of climate change. But limiting warming to 1.5°C would require rapid and deep emissions reductions in all sectors. The building sector, which is responsible for one-third of global energy consumption, must reduce emissions by 80–90% by 2050. Decarbonisation of the energy systems and reduction in energy demand will have to go hand in hand. The cooling sector, which is growing rapidly, will have a major role to play in reducing emissions from buildings.

The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal protocol provides a great opportunity to reduce both direct and indirect emissions from the cooling sector. If the parties are able to strike a deal that enables rapid introduction of highly energy efficient appliances alongside the phase down of high GWP HFCs, the total reduction of greenhouse gases emissions could be more than doubled.

But what kind of a deal would allow this co-benefit agenda to happen? The side event will discuss a (proposed) framework to incentivize energy efficiency while transitioning away from high-GWP HFCs.