Cool Contributions Fighting Climate Change (C4)

Objective

  • Advance an international control for F-gases
  • Support partner countries in formulation mitigation strategies in the RAC sector and thereby advancing their NDCs
  • Encourage use of energy-efficient RAC&F equipment and environmentally-friendly natural refrigerants and blowing agents

Description

The project aims to advance an international control for F-gases. It shall strengthen cooperation between various initiatives by promoting a coordinated agreement, reducing overlaps, and harmonizing donor contributions. Furthermore, the project will support partner countries in formulation mitigation strategies in the RAC sector and thereby advancing their NDCs. The improved framework conditions will encourage the use of energy-efficient RAC&F equipment and environmentally-friendly natural refrigerants and blowing agents. These measures will, in turn, lead to realizing a more climate-friendly RAC&F development pathway.

The project works at international and national levels towards climatefriendly solutions in the RAC&F sector.

Field of intervention

  • Promote collaborative structures and processes between international initiatives and organizations by delivering policy advise, methods, and tools as well as providing reliable channels for communications such as expert review groups and regular dialogues
  • Support partner countries in framing their F-gas policy and initiating transformative processes and translating these efforts into active participation in international panels and for a. Particularly, this includes:
    • Inventory of the RAC&F sector
    • Analysis of existing RAC&F policies and regulations
    • Definition of mitigation scenarios
    • Strengthening national capacities in selecting national strategies to implement international targets
    • Presenting national policy scenarios and strategies at international conferences
  • Barrier analysis and design of an appropriate mitigation strategy to advance NDCs and their exemplary implementation (e.g. NAMAs) and dissemination for example, through:
    • Reduction of market barriers to enable the introduction of more energy-efficient technologies with F-gas alternatives
    • Enhancement of coherence between national ozone and climate change institutional structures
    • Assessment of suitable finance mechanisms
    • Development of communication strategies for national political actors

Targeted beneficiaries

  • National departments or ministries responsible for climate protection, ozone protection, and energy efficiency, relevant international initiatives and alliances in the F-gas discussions, multilateral implementing agencies, and industrial associations and technology suppliers

Achievements

  • NDC RAC policy guidance
  •  GHG inventories of the RAC sector in Iran
COUNTRY

Philippines , Viet Nam

DURATION

January 2016 - June 2021

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