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Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Tackling the Cooling Challenge with National Cooling Action Plans
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor Documents
11:00

Organizer: UN ESCAP, UNEP Cool Coalition and Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP)

 

Title: Tackling the Cooling Challenge with National Cooling Action Plans

 

Abstract: NCAPs are an important tool to assist countries in understanding and defining their cooling priorities. They can help to identify pathways that integrate comprehensive action to reduce energy related emissions from cooling and align them with plans related to lower emissions from refrigerant transition. They also offer an opportunity for a country to consider how to improve access to cooling and address additional Sustainable Development Goals.
 

Many countries are developing National Cooling Actions Plans (NCAPs) to help them meet their growing cooling needs.  Several of these NCAP pioneers have joined forces in the framework of the Cool Coalition with the goal of developing a more comprehensive NCAP methodology, one that ensures cooling demand is met in a sustainable and climate-compatible manner.


To register click: https://unep.webex.com/unep/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7c3355597068dcf5ea04a16da2bc35a9
 

For information please contact:
Ms. Sophie Loran
Communications Officer
UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

sophie.loran@un.org
 

Time (EAT Nairobi): 11:00 - 12:00

 


Refrigerants, Efficiency and Beyond: Sustainable Heating and Cooling Has Many Faces
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor Documents
12:00
Organizer: European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE)

 

Title: Refrigerants, Efficiency and Beyond: Sustainable Heating and Cooling Has Many Faces


Abstract: This presentation will provide an introduction to sustainable heating and cooling, based on EPEE’s White paper (www.countoncooling.eu) before explaining more in detail some of the basics of cooling efficiency and its contribution to the European Union’s climate and energy goals.

It will show the importance of service and maintenance, operating envelope and conditions, product design and role of MEPS as well as interlinkages with the F-Gas Regulation and the broader policy framework needed to ensure sustainable heating and cooling. A focus will be made on the ongoing revision of the EU F-Gas Regulation, what’s at stake and its relationship with the European Green Deal.
 

To register click:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FLP65RZ

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For information please contact:
Ms. Sévrine Pereira Teixeira
European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE)
secretariat@epeeglobal.org


Time (EAT Nairobi): 12:00 - 13:00

Harmonised system codes for hydrofluorocarbons: What are the challenges and what can be done now?
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor Documents
12:00
Organizer: OzonAction

 

Title: Harmonised system codes for hydrofluorocarbons: What are the challenges and what can be done now?  

 

Abstract: One of the important requirements of the Kigali Amendment is that an import and export licensing system for HFCs needs to be in place in each country that is Party to the Amendment (by 2021-extended deadline). To enable a licensing system to function effectively it is important that the government is able to monitor and record imports and exports of each specific HFC individually. Import and export statistics are normally collected by customs officers using the international product nomenclature system - Harmonized System (HS). However, until the HS is revised in 2022, all HFCs are contained in a single HS code which does not allow differentiation of the individual chemicals or of mixtures. This side event will provide an overview of the issue and explain a proactive interim approach, recommended by the World Customs Organization (WCO), to establish additional digits in the existing national HS codes to identify specific HFCs. It will also provide a examples of national and regional approaches.
 

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For information please contact:
Ms. Anne-Marie Fenner
Information Officer
OzonAction
anne.fenner@un.org

Time (EAT Nairobi): 12:00 - 13:00

Interactions between the Kigali Amendment and Paris Agreement
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
18:00

Organizer: GIZ Proklima on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

 

Title: Interactions between the Kigali Amendment and Paris Agreement

 

Abstract: Many countries are not only in the process of ratifying the Kigali Amendment (KA) and tackling early actions on HFC phase-down. They are also in the process of updating their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement (PA) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). However, the first round of NDCs in 2015 evidenced that many countries did not take into account the mitigation potential of the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector.

This side-event aims at presenting possible interactions between the Paris Agreement and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, with a focus on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) mitigation activities and the transition to Green Cooling. Experts will discuss how pilot activities can be conceptualised in this regard. Different aspects and key approaches to harness synergies between the two regimes will be analysed using concrete country cases as examples.

  

To register click:

https://www.green-cooling-initiative.org/news-media/events/event-detail/2020/11/24/interactions-between-the-kigali-amendment-and-the-paris-agreement

Event recording: https://www.green-cooling-initiative.org/news-media/publications/publication-detail/2020/11/24/event-recording-interactions-between-the-kigali-amendment-and-the-paris-agreement

 

For information please contact:
Ms. Janna Breitfeld

Communications Advisor
Proklima
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
janna.breitfeld@giz.de

Time (EAT Nairobi): 18:00 - 19:00

 

Cooling with less warming: updates from US, India and China
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor Documents
19:00

Organizer: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

 

Title: Cooling with less warming: updates from US, India and China

 

Abstract: The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) will present updates on a variety of HFC policy initiatives across India, the US, and China. From India: progress to implement the India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP); from the US: an update on states adopting policies to cut HFC emission and an update on the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2019/2020, the Congressional bill to phase down HFCs (plus a word about the recent election); and from China: an update on the passing of the HFC law in China and a brief overview of its new AC energy efficiency standards.
 

To attend event click: https://unep.webex.com/unep/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9c41fe6e053aba05a4a7f2899594ca9a
 

For information please contact:
Mr. Alex Hillbrand

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
ahillbrand@nrdc.org

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Time (EAT Nairobi): 19:00 - 20:00