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Thursday, 08 November 2018
A framework for considering joint investment in refrigerant transition and energy efficiency
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
13:30
Organizer: LBNL Description: The Montreal Protocol Parties requested the Executive Committee to “develop cost guidance associated with maintaining and/or enhancing the EE of low-GWP or zero-GWP replacement technologies and equipment, when phasing down HFCs, while taking note of the role of other institutions addressing EE, when appropriate.”

In this event we present new developments to the joint investment framework that was first presented at the 40th Open-Ended Working Group Meeting. Implementation of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol offers a key opportunity to minimize costs and maximize benefits (peak load, energy, cost, climate, air quality etc.) by implementing energy efficiency improvements in air conditioning and refrigeration equipment in tandem with the refrigerant transition. In order to capitalize on such an opportunity, we are building a tool for project design and/or evaluation of potential interest to energy efficiency investors and proponents of projects that co-ordinate investment in energy efficiency and refrigerant transition. This tool accounts for many commonly encountered issues related to energy efficiency and utilizes publicly available data sources. The panel will discuss potential applications and directions for future work.

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Briefing on the Intergovernmental Panel’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
13:30
Organizer: IPCC Description: This event session will provide an overview of the findings from the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C - the key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December, when governments review the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change. This special report was released in October 2018 generating headlines around the world. It revealed that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society. Furthermore, with clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society.

Provisional Programme
Short Bios of IPCC Speakers
For more information: http://bit.ly/IPCCeventMOP

Contact person: Jonathan Lynn, Head of Communications and Media Relations; e-mail: ipcc-media@wmo.int

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Latin America and the Caribbean go NatRef! - A fitness check of different actors required to implement the Kigali Amendment
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
13:30
Organizer: GIZ Description: Hydrocarbon technology accounts nowadays for around two thirds of the global annual production of domestic refrigerators and freezers. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is a driving force when transforming the RAC sector. Latin America and the Caribbean are willing to implement this Amendment, but are all relevant actors fit enough to take the step towards? A discussion between experts and practitioners should give us an overview of the obstacles, chances and the challenges.
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