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Friday, 08 November 2019
Environment Friendly Solution for Cold Chain Systems - Do it all with CO2
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
08:30
Organizer: OFFICIINE MARIO DORIN SPA​

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. 

Sheikh Zayed (170)
US HFC Phasedown Legislation Announcement
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
09:00
OrganizerAlliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy

Description: Industry, environment and government representatives will discuss US legislation just introduced to achieve HFC phasedown.

Iran (100)
Available Options to Offset Illegal ODS Emissions and the Scientific Method to Determine the Cumulative Carbon-Equivalent and Chlorine Equivalent Offset
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
13:00
Organizer: Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development​

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; 

2) presents the scientific methodology to calculate the level of effort necessary to offset both chlorine- and CO2-equivalent emissions;
3) illustrates the scientific method by calculating the offsets of replacing all older room air conditioners in Morocco with next-generation super-efficient ACs with lower-GWP refrigerant and destroying in local cement kilns CFC-11 and HFC-410A recovered from the obsolete equipment. 

Iran (100)
Facilitating the Implementation of the India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP)
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
13:00
Organizer: The Energy and Resources institute (TERI) ​

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.                                                                         

Strong stakeholder engagement, synchronization in the policies, access and assimilation of technologies and access to finance are the key themes being discussed for facilitating the implementation of the ICAP. With these in mind, it is important to prioritize activities to maximize the impact of the ICAP. The implementation is dependent on the need of integration and synergizing actions in policy decisions, innovation in all fronts including regulations, technical support, financing. Wider stakeholder engagement involving key regulatory agencies and partnerships & coalitions among various stakeholders are essential part of the ICAP implementation. A strategic and effective outreach is required with a holistic view of financial models to accommodate domestic business models and international finance. The side event will be an opportunity to discuss some of these themes and prioritized activities. An announcement by TERI and partners AEEE, CEEW & NRDC, of a civil society consortium, which has been brought together to facilitate the implementation of ICAP, will also be made at the event. 

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Sheikh Zayed (170)