Dear Green Cooling community,

How would you describe 2020? If the answer is "challenging", you are not alone. Many of us have been confronted with big changes, be it in our working or private lives. Here at our Proklima team, it was no different.

We met new team members partly only virtually, because we have all been working from home since March. We had to cancel all Cool Trainings and other big events this year. The 25th anniversary of our programme could not be celebrated yet either. Contact with our valued partners could also only take place virtually. We all had to adapt to the new situation. 

Yet, I am proud to say that even in these extraordinary times, our team has not lost its optimism. From live-broadcasting trainings for technicians to hosting virtual side events at this year’s Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol – we’ve all had to become ‘digital by default’. A summary of our (mostly virtual) activities this year can be found below. Have a great holiday season and enjoy reading!   

Stay healthy & stay cool,

Bernhard Siegele
Programme Manager GIZ Proklima

Latest News

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Recap MOP32: Proklima successfully hosted two virtual side events

How can synergies between the Kigali Amendment and Paris Agreement be harnessed? And what was the consequence of the raised charge limits for flammable refrigerants in commercial refrigeration?
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Ma­king the best of it – High­lights of the HCFC Pha­se-Out pro­jects

We have asked our Proklima team involved in the HPMP projects around the globe about their highlights and prospects for the new year.
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C4 pro­ject on the ho­me stretch

The project will expire at the end of June 2021 after the partner countries Costa Rica, Grenada, Iran, Philippines and Vietnam have successfully developed strategies to reduce GHG emissions in the RAC sector.
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Three coun­tries – one goal

Kenya, Ghana and the Seychelles want to bring the refrigeration and air conditioning sector onto the big stage of the political arena. The Green Cooling Initiative is supporting them in their efforts.
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Let's Go Green! Cool vibes for the New Year

2020 was full of challenges. The SPODS countries met all of them with team spirit and new digital formats, cheered on with a catchy tune from Grenada.
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"Always a two-way street"

As part of the SPODS project in Latin America and the Caribbean, we had the pleasure of interviewing Philip Owen of the European Commission.
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Not a waste of time: Managing the waste of old RAC appliances

Throughout the past years, the project "Management and destruction of existing ozone depleting substances in ODS banks" (ODS Banks) has successfully addressed the often overlooked topic of ODS and HFC banks.
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Vir­tu­al work­shop on en­er­gy per­for­mance tes­ting in Co­lom­bia

And... Action! The training on the refrigerator standard IEC 62552:2015 specifying the characteristics of household refrigerating appliances and test methods was broadcasted live from the Netherlands to Colombia.
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Im­pro­ving im­mu­ni­sa­ti­on in rural are­as: em­mu­ni­ze pro­ject ba­cked by Merck Fa­mi­ly Foun­da­ti­on

With this support, the project will build a shelter for a health centre in Malawi and procure environmentally friendly cooling equipment.
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Energy efficient cooling in Bangladesh

Energy audits and a study on best-available technology - the K-CEP project "Energy Efficiency in public buildings in Bangladesh" enters the final phase.
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