Action hubs

Capacity building is the key to implementing sustainable cooling for several reasons:
  1.  Enhancing technical expertise. Stakeholders are better equipped to design, install, and maintain cooling systems using natural refrigerants efficiently, reducing energy consumption and environmental impact.
  2. Encouraging the adoption of new technologies. Individuals and organizations stay updated with the latest advancements, leading to more sustainable cooling solutions.
  3. Effective implementation of policies and regulations. Stakeholders can help develop and enforce standards that promote energy efficient and environmentally friendly cooling practices, as well as contribute to global climate targets.
  4. Raise awareness. This knowledge empowers individuals and communities to make informed decisions about sustainable cooling options.
  5. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By building the capacity of the workforce in the MENA region and Türkiye, the transition to low-GWP cooling solutions becomes more feasible.
  6. Identify and implement cost-effective measures that promote sustainable cooling and minimise operational expenses.


You can learn more about the basics of sustainable cooling by visiting our YouTube channel.
Technical skills training

Our Training of Trainers programme for industry professionals took place in Istanbul, Türkiye in June 2023, with 15 candidates being certified on the safe handling of natural refrigerants.

Planned onwards trainings will support hundreds of technicians to be trained.

Regional Conferences

The Cool Up programme held its inaugural regional conference, ‘Realising Opportunities for Sustainable Cooling,’ between 28-29 September 2022 in Istanbul, Türkiye.

The conference provided an opportunity to bring together actors and stakeholders from the technical, policy, and finance communities across the Cool Up partner countries for a regional exchange on the uptake of sustainable cooling and natural refrigerants.


Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2024 regional conference dates and location.

Study Tours

More info coming soon.

"I am proud to work with a wide variety of stakeholders in Cool Up. They are key to accelerating the uptake of natural cooling solutions."

Dr. Andreas Hermelink, Director at Guidehouse