Upscaling Sustainable Cooling

Upscaling Sustainable Cooling

GHG aaemissions from cooling are estimated to double by 2050

The cooling challenge

Our planet is warming quickly. Rising temperatures will lead to increased demand for cooling. This is compounded by growing populations, urbanisation, and higher standards of living. As cooling demand grows, the indirect greenhouse gas emissions from electricity consumption will increase. The impact on emissions becomes even greater when taking into account the direct emissions from refrigerants with high ozone depleting potential and global warming potential. Such refrigerants are still used in many of today’s air conditioners and refrigerators even though alternatives exist. The cooling challenge is to break this vicious cycle and tackle growing cooling demand while mitigating its adverse impacts on the ozone layer and the climate.

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GHG emissions from cooling are estimated to double by 2050

The cooling challenge

Our planet is warming quickly. Rising temperatures will lead to increased demand for cooling. This is compounded by growing populations, urbanisation, and higher standards of living. As cooling demand grows, the indirect greenhouse gas emissions from electricity consumption will increase. The impact on emissions becomes even greater when taking into account the direct emissions from refrigerants with high ozone depleting potential and global warming potential. Such refrigerants are still used in many of today’s air conditioners and refrigerators even though alternatives exist. The cooling challenge is to break this vicious cycle and tackle growing cooling demand while mitigating its adverse impacts on the ozone layer and the climate.

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The path forward

Technical solutions and building design strategies to tackle the cooling challenge are already at our disposal. The potential of these solutions, however, remains largely untapped. Scaling up these technologies and strategies requires a step change. We support the Cool Up programme’s partner countries in realising catalytic change in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector through a holistic and cross-sectoral approach.


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Transition to natural refrigerants

Natural refrigerants have no impact on the ozone layer and very low global warming potential compared to conventional refrigerants. Replacing HCFC and HFC refrigerants with natural refrigerants protects the ozone layer and could avoid up to 0.4°C of global temperature rise by 2100.

Bringing two worlds together

Sustainable cooling is at the intersection of the global ozone depletion and climate change agendas. Accelerated technological change could reduce cooling demand and enable early implementation of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

The path forward

Technical solutions and building design strategies to tackle the cooling challenge are already at our disposal. The potential of these solutions, however, remains largely untapped. Scaling up these technologies and strategies requires a step change. We support the Cool Up programme’s partner countries in realising catalytic change in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector through a holistic and cross-sectoral approach.


visit our knowledge base

Transition to natural refrigerants

Natural refrigerants have no impact on the ozone layer and very low global warming potential compared to conventional refrigerants. Replacing HCFC and HFC refrigerants with natural refrigerants protects the ozone layer and could avoid up to 0.4°C of global temperature rise by 2100.

Bringing two worlds together

Sustainable cooling is at the intersection of the global ozone depletion and climate change agendas. Accelerated technological change could reduce cooling demand and enable early implementation of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

“The cooperation we have seen under the Montreal Protocol is exactly what is needed now to take on climate change”

- Antonio Gutiérrez, United Nations Secretary General

Policy and regulation

Policy and regulation are powerful stimuli to encourage the uptake of new technologies. In Cool Up we support our partner countries in leveraging policy stimuli and developing policy interventions that accelerate implementation of the Kigali Amendment.


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Technology and markets

Technical solutions for sustainable cooling already exist. We will showcase the economic, social and environmental benefits of projects employing cooling solutions with natural refrigerants by deploying demonstration projects. This will address potential barriers and build awareness and trust with an evidence-based approach.


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Financing and business models

The transition to sustainable cooling requires financing for new equipment and changes in the manufacturing sector. We will explore financial models that can boost the cooling transition and improve access to finance for sustainable cooling technologies.


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“The cooperation we have seen under the Montreal Protocol is exactly what is needed now to take on climate change”

- Antonio Gutiérrez, United Nations Secretary General

Policy and regulation

Policy and regulation are powerful stimuli to encourage the uptake of new technologies. In Cool Up we support our partner countries in leveraging policy stimuli and developing policy interventions that accelerate implementation of the Kigali Amendment.


read more

Technology and markets

Technical solutions for sustainable cooling already exist. We will showcase the economic, social and environmental benefits of projects employing cooling solutions with natural refrigerants by deploying demonstration projects. This will address potential barriers and build awareness and trust with an evidence-based approach.


read more

Financing and business models

The transition to sustainable cooling requires financing for new equipment and changes in the manufacturing sector. We will explore financial models that can boost the cooling transition and improve access to finance for sustainable cooling technologies.


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Action hubs

Our programme focuses on Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. These countries are simultaneously experiencing fast-growing demand for cooling, increasing final energy consumption, and structural challenges in the energy sector. They also have high potential to boost energy efficiency and the use of natural refrigerants in the cooling and refrigeration sector.

Action hubs

Our programme focuses on Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. These countries are simultaneously experiencing fast-growing demand for cooling, increasing final energy consumption, and structural challenges in the energy sector. They also have high potential to boost energy efficiency and the use of natural refrigerants in the cooling and refrigeration sector.

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Guidehouse Germany GmbH

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. With over 700 consultants, Guidehouse’s global Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure segment is the largest in the industry helping decision makers in governments, utilities, grid operators and industries navigate the energy transition. Guidehouse has a strong track record in supporting multilateral and national development banks, technical assistance agencies, and governments in developing countries on climate and energy issues. In the Cool Up programme, Guidehouse is responsible for project and stakeholder management and provides policy and technical expertise.

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Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Frankfurt School’s UNEP Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance is a “think-and-do” tank combining research, education and project implementation. The vision is to support the transformational changes needed to transition towards a clean and sustainable world – a world driven by low-carbon economic development and led by environmentally conscious, empowered, and enabled communities and businesses. Frankfurt School supports this change via strategy and advisory services to financial sector stakeholders for the delivery of innovative, smart, and sustainable solutions. In the Cool Up programme, Frankfurt School is working towards unlocking the public and private capital needed to scale up sustainable RAC solutions

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ILK Dresden

ILK Dresden is an independent research and non-profit organization with 35 years of experience in numerous national and international projects on chillers, heat pumps, and PV-based off-grid cooling and storage solutions. With 120 scientists and engineers, ILK’s areas of expertise include cryogenics and low temperature physics, refrigeration and heat pumps, air handling technology, applied materials engineering, and applied energy engineering. Within the Cool Up programme, ILK Dresden provides technical expertise in refrigeration and air handling technologies, and trainings for technicians

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Öko-Recherche Büro für Umweltforschung und -beratung GmbH

Öko-Recherche is a highly specialised environmental consultancy and research institution in the field of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases). Since 1995 Öko-Recherche is working on issues related to environmental protection, chemical safety and climate protection at the national, European and international level. Öko-Recherche’s possesses in-depth expertise in the use and emissions of ODS, F-Gases and alternatives to fluorinated gases in various applications. In the Cool Up project Öko-Recherche provides scientific, technical and practical expertise to all stakeholders on ODS phaseout, HFC phase-down and alternatives, the international context (Montreal Protocol/Kigali Agreement), and implementation.

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United Nations Development Programme

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in about 170 countries and territories as a knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since 1991, UNDP’s Montreal Protocol programme has proudly partnered with around 120 countries supporting the implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. In the Cool Up programme, UNDP through its Montreal Protocol and Chemicals Unit (MPU/Chemicals), supported by UNDP Country Offices in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, provides technical and operational support.

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Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

RCREEE is an intergovernmental organisation that aims to enable and increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices in the Arab region. RCREEE teams up with regional governments and global organisations to initiate and lead clean energy policy dialogues, strategies, technologies, and capacity development to increase Arab states’ share of tomorrow’s energy. In the Cool Up programme, RCREEE supports regional coordination and dissemination and provides technical expertise.

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Istanbul Aydin University

IAU was established in 2007 and is one of the youngest universities inTurkey. IAU offers contemporary scientific studies with 11 faculties, three vocational schools, three institutes, 28 research centres, 1,500 academic staff, and 39,000 students. The Istanbul Aydin University’s Technology Transfer and Project Management Office was established in 2013 and aims to increase knowledge exchange by bringing together academia and industry. IAU is well connected to different relevant associations in Turkey and is experienced in organizing cooperation between industry, academics and non-governmental organisations. IAU is a national partner organisation for the Cool Up programme in Turkey.

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Integrated Development Group

With over 25 years of experience, IDG has become a leading consultancy firm specialised in master planning, architecture, engineering, strategic planning, project management, research & development, and site supervision. Adopting and developing innovative, efficient, and effective approaches has allowed IDG to lead several mega-projects with local and international partners in the public and private sectors. IDG Co. is an Egyptian Joint Stock Company (JSC) that was established to capture and capitalise on the experiences and assignments of IDG’s General Consultancies. As a JSC IDG can take on larger challenges and is well-positioned in the international market. IDG is a national partner for the Cool Up programme in Egypt.

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The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation

LCEC is the national energy agency of Lebanon. LCEC supports the Lebanese Government in all issues related to energy efficiency and renewable energy and addresses end-use energy conservation and renewable energy at the national level. The main role of LCEC is to setup national action plans and strategies to develop the sustainable energy sector in Lebanon. LCEC also implements national projects and initiatives undertaken by the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water and other national and international stakeholders. LCEC is a national partner of the Cool Up programme in Lebanon.

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Royal Scientific Society

RSS is an independent nongovernmental, not-for-profit multidisciplinary science institution established by Royal Charter in 1970. The National Energy Research Centre (NERC) is one of the RSS’s specialised technical centers, which was established in Jordan for research, development, and training in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency and raising the standards of energy use in different sectors. RSS is a national partner of the Cool Up programme in Jordan.

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Contact us

Guidehouse Germany GmbH

Albrechtstr. 10c

10117 Berlin

Germany

info@coolupprogramme.org

+49 30 297735790

Cool Up programme is initiated by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

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The Cool Up programme is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.

Contact us

The Cool Up programme is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.

Guidehouse Germany GmbH

Albrechtstr. 10c

10117 Berlin

Germany

info@coolupprogramme.org
+49 30 297735790
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