The Cool Up programme will host its inaugural regional conference, ‘Realising Opportunities for Sustainable Cooling,’ 28-29 September in Istanbul, Türkiye. The conference will facilitate regional exchange and foster relationship building around reducing cooling demand in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Türkiye, and throughout the region.
As the Cool Up programme gains momentum, we have the great opportunity to bring together actors and stakeholders from the technical, policy, and finance communities across Cool Up partner countries for a regional conference. Focused on facilitating regional exchange and relationship building, the conference will be structured through a series of plenary and simultaneous sessions with ample opportunities for informal networking and exchange between participants. The ‘Realising Opportunities for Sustainable Cooling’ conference will build on Cool Up learnings and outputs to explore specific sustainable cooling and natural refrigerant technologies, policy strategies, and financing solutions to reduce cooling demand in Cool Up countries and throughout the region.
Plenary sessions will bring together all conference attendees to hear from high-level policy officials across the four Cool Up partner countries – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Türkiye – as well as industry leaders on key trends in cooling and refrigeration.
Simultaneous sessions will dive into the details of sustainable cooling accommodating different perspectives on cooling demand as a socio-technical topic. The conference will be organised across three themes: the economics of sustainable cooling, implementing sustainable cooling, and creating enabling conditions for sustainable cooling. Session topics include but are not limited to:
- Business cases for natural refrigerants
- Natural refrigerants in practice
- Aligning sustainable cooling with climate ambitions and NDCs
- Approaches to national cooling plans
- Integrating energy efficiency into the cooling sector
Stay tuned! More updates to come as the conference approaches. Keep checking the webpage for updates on speakers and a summary of the conference after the event.