Dear Green Cooling community,

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.

Stay healthy & stay cool,

Bernhard Siegele
Programme Manager GIZ Proklima

Latest News

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Poin­ting the blind spot – Al­li­an­ce to tack­le coo­ling end-of-life emis­si­ons in the ma­king

New technologies with natural, energy-efficient refrigerants are gaining ground: but as we move into the future, we must not forget the huge emissions stocks in our old appliances.
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Pro­kli­ma – Pro­mo­ting Green Coo­ling sin­ce 1995

The GIZ project "Proklima" started a new phase in 2021. It will continue to promote natural refrigerants and energy efficiency following the "Green Cooling" approach.
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All good things co­me in threes: Third pha­se of Green Coo­ling In­itia­ti­ve star­ted

The Green Cooling approach is to be scaled up through hubs in Thailand, Kenya and Colombia, as well as smaller sub-hubs in other countries
Read more...
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Ozone Day 2021: Ce­le­bra­ting Green Coo­ling around the world

To raise global awareness of the need to preserve the ozone layer, we celebrate "World Ozone Day" each year on Sept 16. We asked seven of our partner countries how they celebrated.
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We must re­tro­fit our buil­dings if we are se­rious about cut­ting emis­si­ons

8,000 tonnes CO2 – equivalent to the amount of carbon sequestered by m2ore than 100,000 trees over ten years – could be saved, a new Proklima study from Bangladesh suggests.
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Cool Talks: "We ha­ve be­en fans of na­tu­ral ref­ri­ge­r­ants for 125 ye­ars"

Monika Witt is an enthusiastic advocate of natural refrigerants, not least in her role as Managing Director of a long-established German refrigeration company.
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Re­cap: Vir­tu­al Tech­no­lo­gy Road­show

Companies from Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe took us on a virtual tour to their ozone- and climate-friendly refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
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Cool Up promotes accelerated technological change and early implementation of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and Paris Agreement in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. The programme was officially launched on October 6.

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Latest publications
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Event re­cor­ding: Un­der­stan­ding MRV in the coo­ling sec­tor

Download the presentation and watch the recording of the kick-off event for the MRV handbook.

Download the presentation & watch the recording
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Let's get practical! Mea­su­re­ment, Re­porting and Ve­ri­fi­ca­ti­on (MRV)

The handbook outlines a blueprint MRV system based on international best practices which is applicable for the refrigeration and air conditioning sector in different countries.

Download PDF
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National Cooling Action Plan for Grenada

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.

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Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Bangladesh

The report identifies current technologies used in public buildings in Bangladesh and recommends alternative energy-efficient cooling and lighting technology best suited to the country.

See the whole report
See the key findings
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SPODS: End of project review

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. 

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In­tro­du­cing Eco-Ef­fi­ci­ent Split Air Con­di­tio­ners with R-290 in Costa Ri­ca

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.

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Video Playlist: Green Cooling technologies worldwide

Companies from Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe took us on a virtual tour to their ozone- and climate-friendly RAC systems.

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Green Refrigeration and Air Conditioning in the Hotel Sector in Costa Rica [ES]

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.

See more (publication in Spanish)
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RAC NAMA Thailand: MRV Tool Guidelines & Success stories of the project

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.

See the MRV Tool guidelines
See the success stories factsheet
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Green Coo­ling in su­per­mar­kets: Best available technology and financing options, with a special focus on Kenya

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. 

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Europe's most chilling crime: The illegal trade in HFC refrigerant gases

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) published a new report that pinpoints Romania as a major illegal entry point for Chinese-made HFCs, smuggled via Turkey and Ukraine.

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