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Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Cool Up’s holistic approach to the sustainable cooling transition
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor Documents
12:00 - 13:00
EAT Nairobi
Organizer: Öko-Recherche

 

Title: Cool Up’s holistic approach to the sustainable cooling transition                                                                                                                                      
Abstract: The transition to natural refrigerants and sustainable cooling can accelerate both the global climate and ozone agendas. Designed to tackle this nexus, the Cool Up: Upscaling Sustainable Cooling programme supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) promotes accelerated technological change and early implementation of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and Paris Agreement in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. This panel of Cool Up experts will address global efforts in this space and how the Cool Up programme aims to support partner countries in realising catalytic change in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector with a holistic and cross-sectoral approach. We will provide an overview of sustainable cooling applications employing natural refrigerants and their role in reducing the overall electricity demand and reducing environmental impacts. The panel will dive deeper into technical and energy efficiency-related aspects of sustainable cooling. A case study from Egypt will facilitate the implementation-oriented discussion and be followed by a live Q&A session with the audience.

 

For information please contact:      
Mr. Mustafa Abunofal
Consultant
Guidehouse                          
mabunofal@guidehouse.com

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How to integrate refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) in the enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor Documents
18:00 - 19:00
EAT Nairobi
Organizer: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

 

Title: How to integrate refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) in the enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) 

Abstract: The demand for cooling is increasing globally. Consequently, emissions from the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector will keep rising as well. The transition to Green Cooling technologies can decrease these emissions significantly. However, in the first round of NDCs in 2015 it became evident that many countries did not take into account the mitigation potential of the RAC sector. This is currently changing, and more countries are integrating the RAC sector into their NDCs.  

In this side event, experts will demonstrate the importance and potential of the RAC sector for more ambitious and enhanced NDCs and they will give an overview of the current status. Country examples will illustrate what the integration can look like in practice. 

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For information please contact:            
Ms. Kerstin Kress                      
Communications Specialist    
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)        
kerstin.kress@giz.de

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Cooling With Less Warming: Kigali Implementation Opportunities in India
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
19:00 - 20:00
EAT Nairobi
Organizer: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

 

Title: Cooling With Less Warming: Kigali Implementation Opportunities in India   
 

Abstract: A big boost for the future of climate friendly cooling came about with India’s ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on September 27, 2021. India will now begin to develop a national strategy for phasing down HFCs, to be concluded by 2023. It will also update its existing legal framework to phase out ozone-depleting substances, which is going on now, to reflect the HFC phasedown by mid-2024. As India charts a national way forward for the future of HFCs, the time is ripe to discuss and analyze opportunities to maximise the phase down gains both in terms of emissions and time. The side event brings together international and national experts to discuss these opportunities and draw synergies between India’s commitment under Kigali and its own National Cooling Action Plan (India Cooling Action Plan). At the side event, NRDC experts will also present preliminary findings from a new analysis, which looks at future HFC demand in India and presents options of order and pace of HFC phase down.
 

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For information please contact:                        

Mr. Alex Hillbrand                                          

Energy Efficiency & Climate Advocate          

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)    

ahillbrand@nrdc.org