The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will see the first Montreal Protocol Pavilion that highlights the Montreal Protocol's enormous achievements in climate protection. Together with 15 partners, headed by the Ozone Secretariat, we have prepared an exciting programme.
You won't be on site? Don't worry, all side events will be livestreamed!
UNFCCC's 2023 Synthesis Report on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) shows that we are far away from limiting Global Warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. This is devastating news for all of us, as each hundreth of a degree more means further increases in extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and other serious consequences. Hopes are therefore high that COP28 will bring new comitments. A Global Cooling Pledge is announced for 05th December. The potential is huge: the phase-down of HFCs can prevent up to 0.5°C of Global Warming by the end of this century. Let's continue our work for advancing Green Cooling!
Thank you for your valued cooperation and trust. We would especially like to express our gratitude to our commissioners without whom our project work would not be possible: the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), and the European Union (EU).
We look forward to meeting you at our COP28 side events in Dubai or online.
As one of 16 partners, we are looking forward to welcoming you in our joint Pavilion in COP28's Blue Zone.
The Montreal Procool Pavilion at COP28 will offer a platform for the Montreal Protocol and the cooling community to enhance their visibility and promote climate action. The Ozone to Cool Zone pavilion intends to capitalise on its side events and networking opportunities to spread awareness, scale current efforts, and increase ambition for more solutions that minimize the cooling sector's negative climate impacts, advance its sustainability goals and unlock innovation for more effective solutions.
One major solution to food loss and waste is increasing access to refrigeration. The experts of this side event will highlight the use of sustainable cold chains with natural refrigerants, combining energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
The Side Event will present the current emissions of shipped cooling containers as well as the expected business-as-usual emissions. It will then present and discuss more future-friendly Greener Reefer options and their mitigation potentials.