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Thursday, 23 November 2017
An integrated approach to cooling: Maximising climate benefits under Kigali Amendment
Time Description Venue
14:00
Organizer: Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Government of India, in cooperation with UN Environment Description: Cooling is an essential part for economic growth and the cooling demand is increasing in Article 5 countries. This will result in increased emissions both due to refrigerant and energy use. It is a widely known fact that about 90 % of the total emissions of RACHP equipment is because of energy consumption. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol for phase down of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) has significant climate benefits and has for the first time provided an opportunity for maintaining and/or enhancing energy efficiency within the realm of the protocol. Dovetailing maintaining and/or enhancing energy efficiency of RACHP equipment with refrigerant transition under HFC phase-down will enhance the overall climate benefit. Integrated actions have a higher impacts than either of the actions taken in isolation. It is thus the need of the hour to have an integrated vision towards cooling encompassing inter alia reducing cooling demand, refrigerant transition, enhancing energy efficiency, and better technology options.
Room: Room 5
Cooling efficiency: benefits, progress and opportunities
Time Description Venue
14:00
Organizer: K-CEP Description: Join us to hear Erik Solheim’s vision for cooling, and how UN Environment is supporting parties’ cooling efficiency efforts. The panel will also feature developing country representatives who will share their perspectives and new work on cooling efficiency, and Dan Hamza-Goodacre will provide a summary of the work of the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP). The event will be moderated by Romina Picolotti. Lunch provided.
Room: Room 3