Description: UNEP’s United for Efficiency (U4E) initiative produced Model Regulation Guidelines for Refrigerating Appliances and Air Conditioners to help countries simultaneously pursue energy efficiency and refrigerant transition opportunities. Accompanying Country Savings Assessments tailored for each of 156 countries are also now available to help officials quantify the benefits of implementing the Guidelines. If pursued throughout Africa, alone, annual impacts starting in 2030 are estimated at savings of 40 terrawatt hours of electricity - equivalent to almost 20 large (500MW) power plants, mitigation of 28 million tonnes of CO2, and $USD 3.5 billion in electricity bill savings. Rwanda will be the first country in the world to apply the Guidelines, while an increasing number of countries and regional organizations are expressing similar interest. The side event will outline these developments and explore how to make the most of these new resources.
Description: The latest developments in the commercial refrigeration sector will be presented and discussed.
Description: In July 2018, SEforALL launched the “The Chilling Prospects - Providing Sustainable Cooling for All” report, which identified 1.1 billion people at risk from a lack of access to cooling needed to store nutritious food, keep vaccines effective, and to find respite from temperatures beyond limits for human survival. At MOP 31, SEforALL will launch a follow up report that highlights progress since July 2018, updates cooling access gap figures, provides a new tool to measure cooling needs across buildings, cities, and cold chains, and gives focused recommendations to speed action.
Description: In 2018, an unexpected and persistent global emission increase of CFC-11 was reported. Since then potential causes of the increased emissions and possible illegal consumption and production of the substance have been discussed. The side event will provide an overview of how CFC banks and emissions are addressed under the Montreal Protocol and Multilateral Fund. In addition, currently applied assumptions of global CFC banks models will be compared with evidence collected in specific countries.