The virtual workshop will explore how to raise mitigation ambition in the cooling sector by aligning Montreal Protocol and Paris Agreement agenda. The workshop forms part of the agenda of the annual Innovate4Climate (I4C) conference.
The cooling sector is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and, in light of rising temperatures and steady population growth, its impact will become even greater within the next decades. Therefore, fast track action is crucial in order to induce a transformational change towards climate-friendly Green Cooling technologies. Market-based approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (PA) can accelerate the reduction of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions, in addition to countries’ commitments under the Kigali Amendment (KA) to the Montreal Protocol. However, a crucial factor that needs to be considered when aligning the two regimes: the different approaches for accounting and reporting on HFC levels bear the risk to overestimate the reference levels against which emission reductions are measured. In the workshop, we will discuss how mitigation activities can be developed in a concerted manner to maximize benefits while safeguarding the environmental integrity of both regimes.
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Rachel Pekker, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)
Philipp Munzinger, Project Manager, GIZ Proklima
Daniela Laßmann, Consultant, Perspectives Climate Group
Joachim Schnurr, Consultant, GFA Consulting Group