Title: Book launch - 35th Montreal Protocol Anniversary: Protecting the Ozone LayerDescription: Celebrate the remarkable success of the Montreal Protocol in protecting the Stratospheric Ozone Layer and be motivated to do more to Protect the Climate!
Join book authors Stephen O. Andersen and Marco Gonzalez and editor Sally Rand plus many of the 55 Chapter authors, and contributors to the book, as they elaborate the success and brainstorm with the audience on next steps.
Recall your own Montreal Protocol participation and the friendships made. Take on board lessons learned on how to act fast to avoid climate tipping points.
Ms. Stephanie Haysmith
Title: Economic Growth through Policy Harmonisation
Description: In addition to using lower global warming potential refrigerants, simultaneously promoting energy efficiency permits the decoupling of economic growth from energy consumption. For example in Southern African, the region is progressing with regional standards on lower global warming potential refrigerants and efficiency requirements for room air conditioners and residential refrigerants.
This session aims to give insights about the forecasted growth of cooling products (via the United For Efficiency Country Savings Assessments) and impact through their use of refrigerants and electricity consumption. In addition best practice tools that can be implemented by countries, such as the U4E model regulation guidelines, will be presented.
Contact:Ms. Isobel McFarlaneisobel.email@example.com
Title: Case Studies on national HFC management – opportunities and challenges
Description: Government and industry representatives from Australia, Japan and the United States will share information on their national HFC management strategies, how they contribute to climate protection, energy efficiency and increased professionalism of the RAC sector. Speakers will highlight challenges faced, lessons learned and opportunities to improve HFC management to contribute more to climate change mitigation in future.
Mr. Patrick McInerney
Title: Creating Opportunities for Investments in Sustainable Cooling: The Example of India
Description: As the world translates climate commitments into action, the cooling sector offers a big mitigation opportunity with its large environmental footprint. Equally important, in the global south, with low access to cooling, providing thermal comfort and augmenting cooling infrastructure is critical to development. National cooling action plans (NCAPs) describe much-needed opportunities for investments that make cooling accessible to all in a sustainable manner.
India is one of the first countries to develop a comprehensive national cooling action plan. The India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) addresses key issues such as expanding access to cooling to meet growing demand and achieve thermal comfort for all and making cooling more energy efficient to address climate concerns. To assist India, the World Bank has prepared an implementation roadmap for the ICAP, which can support the priority areas identified for India’s cooling strategy. Finance is an enabler to bridge the action gap. Increasing access to cooling at scale will require investments in several areas. It also requires a combination of strategies to get the right amount of financing at the right time and in the right sectors. The event will share key findings on challenges and opportunities that the ICAP presents for investment and policy action and discuss key interventions that are required to expedite the implementation of the ICAP.
Ms. Angela Armstrongaarmstrong@worldbank.org
Title: Opportunities and constraints to dispose of ODS refrigerant remnant stockpiles
Description: While the Montreal Protocol has established a strong basis for the appropriate management of ODS substances, there are stockpiles of ODS remnants around the world that need a final disposal solution. It is essential and necessary to find and facilitate the disposal of these stockpiles. End-of-life destruction prevents these substances from leaking into the atmosphere and, under certain circumstances, can create incentives for their recovery and consolidation. This event brings together stakeholders who have participated in projects around the world to successfully dispose of ODS stockpiles. Panelists will discuss their successful projects, different funding opportunities to dispose of them, and the collaborative work needed to do more projects in the future.
Contact:Ms. Maria Jose Gutierrez Murray
Title: CCAC Cooling Hub Meeting
Description: Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Partners and Cooling Hub Members along with interested parties are invited to join the CCAC Cooling Hub Meeting. Discussion will focus on scaling up support to governments and exploring ways the CCAC can complement ongoing HFC reduction activities to promote energy efficiency and lifecycle management.
Contact:Ms. Denise San Valentin