Energy Efficiency on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector Regulations Development options for Papua New Guinea



Climate change has been recognized by the Government of Papua New Guinea as a cross-cutting and developing global issue that poses a huge threat to the existence of the 7.5 million people of Papua New Guinea. In this way, the government of Papua New Guinea, through its Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA), has endorsed the Climate Compatible Development Management (CCDM) policy and recently developed the Climate Change Management Act 2015 (CCM) to establish a mandate to the CCDA to regulate sectors involved in the emission of GHGs. However, there is no proper policy or institutional mechanisms in place to monitor progress.

Requested CTCN Response

  • Analyse the types of air conditioning coming into the market in terms of the COP (this done purely on the basis of the rated COP of the imported equipment).. could then be replicated to other appliances if found useful
  • Assistance in establishing an appliance testing lab which could confirm energy use of ACs initially but to be capable of being used for other appliances as well
  • Help to develop standards and regulations that ensure only equipment with a specific label enters the country
  • Demonstratea “green” air conditioningtechnology option most suitable for Papua New Guinea
  • Build capacity for establishing amonitoring and verification system for market based emission reduction
  • Archiveall AC industrygreenhouse gas inventory data

Relevant Technologies and Approaches

Expected Results

  • A regulation on Industrial Processes and Product Use (IPPU) sector, with specific focus on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning industries, will be developed
  • Recognition of existing refrigerant and air conditioning management facilities by CCDA
  • Strengthened government policy on Public Private Partnerships for environmentally sound technologies

For further information, please see the full technical assistance request in the Documents section.


Date of submission
Geographical scope
Papua New Guinea
Budget range
Energy efficiency

Project details

Cross-sectoral enabler
Governance and planning
Final type of assistance
Technology identification and prioritisation
Request NDE
Climate Change and Development Authority
This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals

Key documents