Action hubs


Cool Up attended MOP34 in Montréal, Canada, 31 October – 4 November 2022. There was a highly experienced team at MOP covering climate, finance, and cooling  expertise to help accelerate action towards sustainable cooling and beyond.

On 4 November from 1-3 PM EDT (-4 UTC), Cool Up hosted a side event in room Cartier A at the La Plaza venue that covered the programme’s holistic approach to the sustainable cooling transition. At the event, a panel of Cool Up experts will address global efforts in this space and how the programme aims to support partner countries in realising catalytic change in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector with a cross-sectoral approach. Lunch will be served.


Time  Agenda item  Speaker 
13:00 –13:30  Lunch and networking   
13:30 –13:35  Opening and welcome  GH & BMUV 
13:35 – 13:50  The programme so far: How Cool Up’s holistic approach is contributing to climate neutral cooling   Dr. Andreas H. Hermelink, Director, Cool Up programme / Guidehouse 
13:50 – 14:05  Lebanon: Regulatory analysis and progress towards Montreal Protocol commitments  Lara Haidar, Project Coordinator, National Ozone Unit – Lebanon 
14:05 – 14:25   Deep dive: Highlighting available technologies for sustainable cooling  Etienne Gonin, Sustainable Cooling, Chemicals and Waste Management Technical Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 
14:25 – 14:40  Q&A 

Closing remarks  

Moderated by Dr. Andreas H. Hermelink, Director, Cool Up programme / Guidehouse   
14:40 –15:00  Networking    

Click the link below to download the calendar invitation for our event:

Cool Up side event – The race to sustainable cooling