Happy belated World Ozone Day! As every year, we celebrated this important day on 16 September to stress how vital the protection of the ozone layer and our climate is for a future worth living. Our partners around the world celebrated the day in very different ways: some in online workshops, others in local festivities (see below).
However different the activities were, they show that we are all working towards a common goal: To advance the uptake of Green Cooling and to collectively fulfil the commitments of the Kigali Amendment.
I hope you enjoy browsing through this newsletter which is once again filled with numerous examples of our project work on Green Cooling, upcoming events and insightful new publications.
The National Cooling Action Plan (NCAP) for Grenada has been developed to assist the country in meeting its obligations under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.
Since 2018, SPODS supported the National Ozone Units of Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Grenada, Mexico, Paraguay and Venezuela on early actions to mitigate HFCs emissions. The flipbook provides an overview of all activities carried out in the countries.
The publication provides an overview of the results of a pilot project in Costa Rica. The project introduced eco-efficient air conditioning equipment that operates with ultra-low global warming potential refrigerants, such as R-290, and with high energy efficiency.
The main objective of this publication is to inform the hotel business sector in Costa Rica about Green Cooling technology options. The green alternatives presented are, for the most part, currently available in Costa Rica.
The RAC NAMA project in Thailand came to an end in June 2021. Against this background two publications have been published. The MRV Tool Guidelines explain the use of the project MRV tool. A factsheet shares some important steps that have been achieved during the project.
The objective of this paper is to outline potential technical opportunities that already exist in the context of Green Cooling and discuss initial ideas on how such solutions may receive additional support and finance.