Date: 25-27 May 2021
The Cool Up programme joined the Green Cooling Initiative’s (GCI) Green Cooling Summit, a virtual summit to address political and technical approaches to manage the HFC phase-down under the Kigali Amendment with natural refrigerants. The fully virtual conference, took place from 25 – 27 May, and was jointly hosted by the German Environment Agency (UBA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The ‘Green Cooling Summit’ addressed how the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) according to the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal Protocol can best be implemented and accelerated politically and technically through the use of natural refrigerants and improved energy efficiency.
Participants were encouraged to perceive the requirements of the Kigali Amendment as an opportunity to make an active contribution to climate protection at an early stage. The insights and best practices presented at this conference provided a solid basis for a critical rethink of current cooling practices.
In the lead up to the Green Cooling Summit, the Cool Up programme joined the Green Cooling Initiative Network. The GCI Network provides network members with information, advice and collaboration opportunities to enhance their engagement in Green Cooling. They organise personal network meetings, webinars, and share resources with their members in the green cooling space.