Action hubs


Join us at our side events

Sunday 22 October, EE workshop

Cool Up presents energy efficiency case studies as part of the workshop and the poster session taking place during the breaks.

Monday 23 October, 13:00 – 15:00, CR-11

Navigating a cool path along the NCAP journey: Experiences from planning and modelling to implementation by Cool Up programme, UNDP and Cool Coalition

The use of cooling is critical and ubiquitous. It is projected that the current estimated 3.6 billion cooling appliances in use will jump nearly 4 times by 2050 if all cooling demands are met. Unfortunately, the increasing use of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment can be harmful to the climate, as these cooling systems are often very energy intensive and reliant on fossil-fuel-generated electricity, and sometimes contain refrigerants that can be hundreds to thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide in terms of global warming effect.

National Cooling Action Plans (NCAPs) are an important tool to assist countries in identifying pathways to integrate comprehensive action to reduce energy related emissions from cooling aligned with plans related to emissions from refrigerant transition. They also offer an opportunity for a country to consider how to improve access to cooling and address additional SDGs.

Wednesday 25 October, 18:00-20:00, CR-10

Technician qualification and formal certification in the cooling sector. The pathway from setting up certification schemes to practical implementation

Technician training and certification plays an important role in the RAC sector in enhancing the skill level of the work force and ensuring emission prevention as well as safe handling of cooling equipment, especially when switching to environment-friendly alternatives to F-gases.

The side event will provide an overview on vocational training schemes and other training options for RAC technicians in Cool Up countries and underline the relevance of a formal certification system. From the industry’s side, practical aspects will be illustrated where requirements concerning technician certification, skills, good practice are crucial to satisfy the operators and consumers expectations especially when it comes to the reliability of the cold chain. On the implementation of certification schemes, the side event will provide insights into the requirements for training and certification set by the current EU F-gas Regulation and the revision proposal. Further, recent advancements on the establishment of minimum requirements in the RAC sector achieved in Türkiye will be presented. The event will conclude with a developing country perspective from Africa, showcasing the challenging pathway towards formal certification in cooling.