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Introduction

Introduction 

A new and exciting project examining the pathway to zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the global cooling sector has been launched as a collaboration between the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), the Cool Coalition, the Carbon Trust and the COP26 High-Level Champions.* 

As part of this project, a "Pathway to Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Cooling" Report will be written, which includes a product list featuring HVAC&R technologies that use natural (or no) refrigerants. As such, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and shecco are reaching out to manufacturers around the world to submit their best products in the various HVAC&R sub-sectors. 

The list will be shared with major end users with the aim of encouraging non-state actors to invest in these technologies. It will also be used to identify sub-sectors where more development is required in order to meet the Pathway to Zero requirements for cooling in future. 

Products will be collected under the 8 main sectors: domestic, commercial, industrial and transport refrigeration; and domestic, commercial, industrial and mobile air conditioning. Preference will be given to energy efficient products. In sectors where there is an abundance of qualifying products, the information will be presented as a prescriptive guideline for end users instead of a product list. 

The minimum criterion to be taken up in this first research will be that either no refrigerant or natural refrigerants (non-synthetic) are used. Preference will be given to products with proven energy efficiency features (such as energy labels and high coefficient of performance/ COP ratings) – if available/ applicable.
Natural refrigerants include CO2 (R744), hydrocarbons (R290, R600a), ammonia (R717) and water (R718).

*This project supports the work of the UNFCCC Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action and in particular the Climate Action Pathways which outline the longer-term vision for a 1.5-degree climate-resilient world from the perspective of non-party stakeholders and sets out actions needed to achieve that future.

Submission deadline: 31 July 

Submission does not guarantee inclusion and ultimately the choice of what to include lies with EIA and shecco.