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Catalogue of Technical Solutions for Sustainable Cooling in Lebanon

This report on the Technical Solutions for Sustainable Cooling in Lebanon of the Cool Up programme provides information about options for sustainable cooling in Lebanon. The report addresses stakeholders from different sectors, such as policy makers and financing bodies but it also addresses planners, manufacturers, and everyone who is interested. The key intention is to facilitate the uptake of sustainable cooling in Lebanon with a specific focus on air conditioning and commercial refrigeration.  

Cooling Sector Status Report Lebanon

Lebanon is expected to see a 75% increase in final energy consumption in buildings by 2030. Cooling and dehumidification are the highest energy consuming end uses in the Lebanese building sector. This trend is expected to grow as average temperatures continue to rise. There is limited data and market studies on the current state of the cooling sector in Lebanon. The Cooling Sector Status Report aims to rectify this on residential and non-residential air conditioning and commercial refrigeration.

Thematic group meetings of Lebanon stakeholders in March 2022

On the 17 March, Cool Up organised the first thematic group meetings in Lebanon with relevant stakeholders in the policy, technology, market and finance space. These meetings aimed to introduce the Cool Up project to the relevant stakeholders and capture their insights on the existing barriers and opportunities for upscaling sustainable cooling in Lebanon.

Industry and finance thematic group meeting of Lebanon

This thematic group meeting brought together relevant stakeholders and decision makers in the industry and finance space in Lebanon. The meeting aimed to capture the perspective of the industry and finance sectors and identify their needs, risks, challenges and best practices for the deployment of sustainable cooling technology investments in the financial services industry. Participants included manufacturers of cooling products and equipment an RAC sector associations, service technicians, installers, distributors, project developers, architects and engineers and representatives from financial institutions, among others.

Policy and regulation thematic group meeting of Lebanon

This thematic group meeting brought together relevant stakeholders and decision makers in the policy and regulatory space in Lebanon. Topics of discussion included programme updates, exchange of experiences, as well as discussion of policy recommendations and measures to achieve sustainable cooling. Participants included NOUs other concerned ministries (e.g. Ministry of Industry and Technology), competent authorities (e.g. for labelling and standardisation), municipalities/local authorities, and customs authorities, among others.