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Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis Report

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    22nd Jul, 2020
  • Recently, the Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis Report: Benefits of cooling efficiency and the Kigali agreement was released.
  • The report was published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Energy Agency (IEA).
  • The world will have four times more or at least 14 billion cooling appliances by 2050, contributing significantly to rising temperatures.
  • Without policy intervention, direct and indirect emissions from air conditioning and refrigeration are projected to rise by 90 per cent above 2017 levels by the year 2050.
  • About Hydro fluorocarbons (HFC)
    • HFCs became widely used refrigerant substitutes for ozone-depleting substances that were phased out under the Montreal Protocol.
    • HFC is a potent greenhouse gas with a global warming potential (GWP) thousands of times that of CO2 in some cases.
    • Most of this gas is consumed in the cooling sector, comprising refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps (RACHP) in mobile and stationary applications.

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