Project duration: 2012
Developing countries have been using ozone depleting hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFCs) for most appliances in refrigeration and air conditioning sectors and foam production. Recent projections showed a massive growth in hydroflurocarbon (HFC) emissions in developing countries. It could increase up to 2.8 GT CO2 equivalents by 2050, if no measures are taken to introduce climate-friendly alternatives now. According to a recent study by the German Environmental Agency this corresponds to approximately 7% of global CO2 emissions projected. However, this could go up to about 43% of total global emissions, if HFC consumption grows unchecked (business as usual scenario).
Since 1996, BMU has financed GIZ – Proklima projects in more than 30 countries, which fulfill the Montreal Protocol. The project has adviced companies to use the most appropriate technologies and investment. Until now, it has reduced the ozone hazardous substance consumption more than 5,000 tons.
German technology suppliers, among other in the field of cooling – air systems, and plastic plays an important role. Companies like Liebherr, BASF or Bayer operate factories without ozone hazardous substance and offer benefits for environment and production techniques.
Under the commission of BMU, GIZ supported in developing reduction strategies for cooling and foam sectors of Thailand.
The project aimed to develop strategies reducing FCKW through climate – friendly and energy – efficient technology.
At the end of the project, it successfully provided tangible outputs for further development of RAC NAMA in Thailand like; data collection support for establishing an inventory of consumption and emission of F-gases (CFC, HCFC, HFCs, PFCs and SF6) and a draft NAMA roadmap - refrigeration and air - conditioning in Thailand.