Description: ASHRAE is supporting the implementation of the Montreal Protocol through its mandate to offer state-of-art knowledge and services to the HVACR community and governments. Since 2007, ASHRAE engaged with UNEP OzonAction in a partnership that led to different specific tools and products that fit with phase-out programs of Article-5 countries. A biennium workplan is always developed to strategies the service lines that both entities offer based on needs and emerging issues. This session intends to present new products and initiatives jointly prepared by ASHRAE and UNEP OzonAction to support the advancement of Refrigerant Management.
Description: This side event aims to present existing solutions and provide opportunities for collaboration among governments, civil society and industry to accelerate the phasedown of HFCs and the world’s transition to ozone-friendly and efficient cooling. The side event will touch upon various cooling sectors, including stationary air-conditioning, HFC lifecycle management and the food cold chain.
Description: In this side event, latest development of Japan’s legislation will be presented by METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry). Following METI’s presentation, JRAIA (The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association) will provide latest industry activities for transition to low-GWP refrigerants with energy saving products. In addition, JARAC (Japan Association of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Contractors)will report latest recovery and disposal of refrigerants in Japan and capacity building for contractors.
Description: A warming climate, combined with urbanisation, a growing middle class in developing countries, and an increasing focus on health, comfort and well-being in developed countries will lead to a growing demand for cooling over the coming decades. We are at a crossroads: doing nothing is not an option.
Description: This side event presents the results of on-car testing and calculations that verify that R-152a (GWP=138 and lower charge; no TFA; more efficient) refrigerant in a secondary-loop design has lowest carbon footprint and lowest ownership costs of any available option and also can cost-effectively improve the environmental performance of R-1234yf (GWP<1; TFA atmospheric by-byproducts; less efficient) substitute for R-134a. R-152a is listed as acceptable by the United States Environmental Protection Agency SNAP program, approved by the European Union REACH program, and satisfied SAE International safety and manufacturing standards. The technology is fully disclosed with no intellectual property barriers and can be available from dozens of MAC suppliers worldwide. Because one-third of global HFC emissions are from MACS the climate benefits are extraordinary and the technology is ready for carbon investment for credits toward Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Description: Efforts to address nitrogen pollution are at a watershed moment: the policy world is beginning to pay attention, evidenced by the Sustainable Nitrogen resolution adopted by the United Nations Environment Assembly in March 2019 and the announcement of a new UN Global Campaign on Nitrogen in October 2019. A new UNEP-funded initiative, the International Nitrogen Management System, has been tasked with creating a policy forum to help nitrogen-relevant international treaties such as the Montreal Protocol, be better informed on this issue and consider appropriate avenues for action. This side-event will introduce the International Nitrogen Management System, underline the climate and ozone threats associated with nitrous oxide emissions - a major component of nitrogen pollution - and highlight the work of the FAO in this area.
Description: Enhancing and maintaining (high) energy efficiency in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning equipment while phasing down HFCs. How to maintain such enhanced efficiency during the life of the equipment, as it is really important for long term benefits. Training and awareness rising activities which focus on servicing best practices, in particular in developing countries, are a key factor; in fact, systems are often well designed and installed, but lack good maintenance during their lifetime, resulting in an efficiency loss or, in worst cases, they even cease to function. In this side event we want to shed light on projects and progress in Africa, India and in other parts of the world.