R744.com: Cool Up Program Calls for Early and Swift Adoption of NatRefs in MENA Countries

Cool Up Programme session

Cool Up, a German-financed program to upgrade cooling systems in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey (MENA), has issued a warning that the significant increase in demand for refrigerants in these countries will result in an increase in f-gas emissions unless a rapid transition to natural refrigerants takes place.

“It is crucial to implement low-GWP practices before or in the early stages of market growth,” said Barbara Gschrey, Managing Director at Öko-Recherche, Cool Up’s research partner. By transitioning to natural refrigerants sooner rather than later, countries could prevent locking in polluting technologies for decades to come as demand increases.

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