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  • Cool and sustainable: Refrigeration and international cooperation

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    Publication
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    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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    Refrigerators and air conditioning units feature high on the wish lists of people in hot countries. The International Energy Agency (IEA) calculates that by the year 2030 the energy consumption for air conditioning in developing countries and emerging nations will be four times what it is today. It is often the case that the gases used as refrigerants are produced chemically. They are damaging to the ozone layer and accelerate climate change. By contrast green technologies use natural gases in the cooling process, are more energy efficient and can be driven by sun or wind power.

  • Factsheet: Green Cooling Initiative

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    Monday, October 1, 2012
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    Due to the rising temperatures, population, urbanization and economic growth, the demand of cooling and air conditioning is steadily increasing. The “Green Cooling Network” was established in order to promote a dialogue between stakeholders from industries, policy, research and non-governmental organizations. The project aims to implement the Cancun decisions to build efficient processes and structures that serve to accelerate the technology transfer for mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.

  • Factsheet: Proklima - Protection of the ozone layer, Technology transfer with cooperation with private industry

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    Friday, July 1, 2011
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    Initiated by the detection of the so called “ozone hole” over the Antarctic, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer came into force in 1987. The Protocol regulates the phase-out of production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) in refrigeration and air conditioning. This phase-out has led to the introduction of new, environmental-friendly technologies in industrialized countries.

  • NAMAs in the refrigeration, air conditioning and foam blowing sectors

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    Publication
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    Friday, November 1, 2013
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    This handbook aims to serve policy makers and practitioners in developing countries as a comprehensive guideline for the preparation and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) in the refrigeration, air conditioning and foam blowing (RAC&F) sectors. To date it is the only comprehensive compendium addressing the RAC&F sectors with respect to NAMAs, or, more generally, cost-effective mitigation actions on a sectoral level.

  • GIZ-programme towards ozone layer and climate protection

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    Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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    Proklima is a programme of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It started in 1995 to support the implementation of the Montreal Protocol and also other international conventions and initiatives in the field of ozone layer and climate protection (e.g. Kyoto Protocol) in developing countries.

  • MRV and the International Climate Change Negotiations: Coming to Terms with MRV

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    Monday, September 1, 2014
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    This factsheet provides a brief summary of Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV), covering different aspects, such as the following: - What do the M, R, and V stand for? - Why MRV? - Current gaps - What needs to me 'MRVed'? - Who should undertake MRV?

  • CARBONIUM

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    Network Member

    CARBONIUM is a climate finance advisory company specialised in sustainable development and climate finance since 2004. The main areas of expertise are the following: project design/formulation, economic analysis (macroeconomic and project based), market studies, project evaluation, national strategies (NDCs, etc.), climate diplomacy, trainings, advisory services for accreditation to the GCF. The company has experience in:

    • renewable energies

    • energy efficiency

    • adaptation to climate change

    • disaster risk reduction

  • Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sustainability and Climate Change (S&CC) Service

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    Network Member

    The PwC Global Sustainability and Climate Change (S&CC) Network is active in over 60 countries with linkages to multilateral institutions, government entities and private sector players in the climate and development space. Samil PwC, the Korean affiliate of the network since 1971, has been providing strategy and technical consulting services to a range of clients for the implementation of a low carbon, climate resilient green economy both domestically and abroad.

  • Covenant of Mayors: A path towards energy efficiency and climate protection in municipalities

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    Saturday, June 1, 2013
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    The demand for energy across the globe continues to grow. Cities account for approximately two thirds of energy consumed worldwide and 70 % of the greenhouse gas emissions related to people. Energy prices have experienced nothing but growth for years now. Even in places where prices for electricity and heating appear low from a customer standpoint, subsidies actually end up footing the bill in many cases, which are in turn covered by national budgets that are funded by tax payers.

  • Low-carbon, cost-efficient, cosy: Efficient lighting for public buildings

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    Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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    In public buildings lighting accounts for about 40% of the electricity costs. If you multiply this figure by the number of kindergartens, schools and universities, town halls, local government buildings and government departments, libraries, swimming pools and hospitals, then the total is enormous. Lighting in public buildings is currently consuming far more energy than necessary, with all the negative side-effects such as high running costs, electricity bottlenecks and damage to the climate. That can easily be changed.

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