Description: Presentation on the application of carbon dioxide used as main stream refrigerant instead of HFCs. CO2 is neutral in terms of GWP while HFCs typically have a GWP between 4000 and 1500. The use of CO2 in mainstream refrigeration would therefore allow to avoid the use of high global warming gases such as HFCs.
Description: Industry, environment and government representatives will discuss US legislation just introduced to achieve HFC phasedown.
Description: This side-event will 1) catalogues available options to offset illegal CFC-11, CFC-12 and CTC emissions such as collection and destruction of ODS and HFC banks, financing accelerated phaseout of HCFCs and phasedown of HFCs, and increasing the energy efficiency while reducing refrigerant emissions;
Description: The side event will discuss and showcase the success story of the development of the India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP), released earlier this year. As the plan now enters its implementation phase, the side event will also provide an opportunity to highlight the evolving implementation strategies. India has always been a constructive partner to the Montreal Protocol through its HPMPs and Government of India, took yet another a bold step and developed a comprehensive cooling action plan. The ICAP provides an integrated vision towards cooling across sectors encompassing inter alia reduction of cooling demand, enhancing energy efficiency, ensuring access to cooling and better technology options with a 20-year time horizon. It also provides short, medium- and long-term recommendations on interventions across different sectors while providing linkages with various programmes of the Government aimed at providing sustainable cooling and thermal comfort for all along with the linkages to the SDGs.