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Monday, 10 October 2016
First Conversion Projects from HFCs to Hydrocarbons in the Refrigeration Manufacturing Sector (Walton, Bangladesh and Palfridge, Swaziland)
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
13:15
Organizers: US Department of State - UNDP - GIZ
Description: During the time of the CFC phase-out, some enterprises directly phased out their use of CFC-12 to iso-butane, while others chose to move to HFC-134a technology. As HFCs are not yet a part of the Montreal Protocol, the Multilateral Fund has not funded the transition from HFC-134a to iso-butane. However, two such transitions have already taken place at Walton, Bangladesh (funded by the US Department of State) and Palfridge, Swaziland (funded by GIZ). The side event will showcase the experiences of Walton and Palfridge in selecting hydrocarbons as alternatives to phase down HFCs in refrigerator manufacturing operations.
MH2
Integrating the HFC Amendment in ongoing national mitigation actions
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
18:15
Organizers: GIZ Proklima
Description: The HFC Amendment under the Montreal Protocol will impose new phase down measures on developed and developing countries alike. Furthermore, the Paris Agreement under the UNFCCC mandates countries to define their sector specific climate goals and raise their ambitions regularly. The additional phase down measures can be integrated in ongoing country specific mitigation actions, enabling countries to comply with the phase down schedules for HFCs under the Montreal Protocol. The side event evaluates various possibilities and instruments to incorporate the phase down schedules and requirements under the HFC amendment in ongoing national mitigation sector plans. Instruments and tools (inventories, MRV, gap analyses, mitigation potentials etc.) will be presented based on two country examples. In addition the development of roadmaps and the definition of co-benefits will be discussed.
MH1
Not-in-Kind Alternatives (NIK) to HFCs, Near-term HFC Reduction Opportunities, and Long Term Costs of Production of HFO-1234yf
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
18:15
Organizers: IGSD, C2ES and NRDC
Description: This side event presents new analysis of the availability of NIK alternatives to high-global warming potential (GWP) HFCs, describes near-term opportunities to reduce high GWP HFCs, and presents preliminary analysis of the long-terms cost of production of HFO-1234yf once application and process patents expire. Not-in-kind (NIK) alternatives are solutions that are not fluorocarbons and includes best practices that reduce and eliminate the emissions of ozone-depleting and climate forcing substances. The new analysis identifies opportunities for NIK alternatives and emission reduction best practices with the potential to replace 50% of HFCs with the remaining uses transitioning to lower-GWP HFCs, HFOs, and HFC-HFO blends. In taking near-term actions to shift out of HCFCs, Parties have the opportunity to transition to low GWP alternatives in a number of important sectors. This presentation will examine the extent to which such shifts are occurring and their contribution to meeting an HFC phase down amendment.
MH2