The Cool Up programme hosted, Emission Reduction in Smaller Commercial Refrigeration Equipment: EU Situation, Member State Implementation and Tapping Reduction Potentials in the MENA Region, a side event at the 44th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group to the Montreal Protocol.
The Cool Up programme side event at the 44th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group to the Montreal Protocol provided an overview of the role of smaller commercial refrigeration equipment related to emission reduction potential in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, present policy measures that have proven to be effective in the European Union and its Member States, and demonstrated the availability and successful use of hydrocarbon-based equipment.
Find a link to the presentation here.
The potential for GHG emission reductions linked to smaller commercial refrigeration equipment is often overlooked when designing policy measures around national emission reduction. Alternatives to high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), commonly used refrigerants in such equipment, are widely available and allow for immediate and full replacement of HFCs.
The Cool Up programme aims to upscale sustainable cooling in the MENA region. The side event will:
- Provide an overview of the role of smaller commercial refrigeration equipment related to emission reduction potential
- Illustrate policy instruments that have been proven effective in the EU and its Member States
- Provide insights into recommendations for the small food retail sector in the EU
- Demonstrate that equipment using natural refrigerants is widely available and has proven to be efficient, specifically in warmer climates