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Date: 27 October 2021
Time: 11:00 – 12:00 CET
Location: Virtual

The Cool Up team presented their approach to sustainable cooling at the MOP33 of the Montreal Protocol in a side event on 27 October entitled Cool Up’s holistic approach to the sustainable cooling transition. This panel of Cool Up experts addressed global efforts in the sustainable cooling space and how the Cool Up programme aims to upscale sustainable cooling. They provided an overview of sustainable cooling applications employing natural refrigerants and their role in reducing the overall electricity demand and reducing environmental impacts.

The panel dove deeper into technical and energy efficiency-related aspects of sustainable cooling. A case study from Egypt facilitated the implementation-oriented discussion and was followed by a live Q&A session with the audience.

Panelists include:

  • Ms. Elisabeth Munzert, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
  • Mr. Maksim Surkov, United Nations Development Programme
  • Ms. Barbara Gschrey, Öko-Recherche
  • Mr. Markus Offermann, Guidehouse
  • Dr. Mohamed Salheen, Integrated Development Group

Cool Up Programme Manager Dr. Nesen Surmeli-Anac of Guidehouse moderated the event.

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Watch the full recording of the event here.

“[Cool Up] is addressing different needs and objectives; on the one hand it is addressing political needs and objectives through the support of the Kigali Amendment and the Paris Agreement…on the financial side we are supporting…the development of financial models to boost the sustainable cooling applications in our different partner countries. Also, on technical side, [we are] enabling the use of natural refrigerants and other energy efficient solutions [are] contributing to mitigation of the rising cooling demand.".

Barbara Gschrey, Öko-Recherche