The Green Cooling Initiative (GCI), a global initiative that aims to promote sustainable cooling, will hold a free webinar on June 27 from 1–2 pm CEST to present the Green Cooling Initiative and some of its projects in the Global South supporting the uptake of natural refrigerants and energy-efficient appliances in refrigeration and air-conditioning sector.
The webinar, co-hosted by ATMOsphere (publisher of R744.com), will also explain the benefits of joining GCI’s Network of likeminded stakeholders supporting the uptake of natural refrigerants.
Webinar attendance is free through registration at this link.
Established in 2012, GCI focuses on sustainably transforming the cooling sector in emerging and developing countries. The work is supported and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) in the context of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). It is run by the governmental development agency GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH).
GCI also supports partner countries in implementing the provisions of the Montreal Protocol and its Kigali Amendment both strategically and in terms of technology.
Recently, GCI has published two papers supporting the feasibility of low-GWP refrigerants (below 150) in both split air conditioners and heat pumps. Other examples of GCI projects are the development of a roadmaps for Ghana’s refrigeration and air-conditioning and the creation of a greenhouse gas inventory for Kenya’s refrigeration and air-conditioning sector.
The GCI’s free Network is currently expanding its membership base, which includes manufacturers and other organizations. To be eligible, manufacturers must make at least one commercially available product or major component in one of the refrigeration and air conditioning sectors that uses only a natural refrigerant and has above-average energy efficiency.
Also eligible are suppliers of natural refrigerants as well as companies from developing countries that do not have their own product yet, but are interested in technology transfer and are willing to commit to advancing natural refrigerants and improving energy efficiency in their products.