13 June 2022
Accelerating HFC phase-down to achieve a 1.5°C pathway

Date: 14 June 2022   Time: 11:30 – 13:00 CEST  Room: Berlin

Description of the event

As the planet warms the need for sustainable cooling for all is growing. The 2016 Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol manages the global phase-down of potent climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), but alone even full global compliance with the Kigali phase-down will not be sufficient to reduce HFC emissions to levels called for in IPCC 1.5 oC consistent scenarios. This event will present new scientific findings on the scale of additional ambition needed to reduce HFC emissions and showcase examples of how countries are already taking action to manage these powerful climate-forcing refrigerants while simultaneously enhancing energy efficiency and food security and other development objectives.

The event will be livestreamed on the UNFCCC Official YouTube Channel

Run of Show

Opening (10 minutes)

  • Nathan Borgford-Parnell, Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Panel (65 minutes)

15 mins Pallav Purohit, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria


Achieving Paris climate goals call for increasing ambition of the Kigali Amendment
15 mins Naomi Inoue/Makoto Kato (TBD)

Ministry of the Environment, Japan/Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center (OECC), Japan

Life cycle Management of Fluorocarbons

Japan’s cooperation activities under the IFL such as Joint Crediting Mechanism Good practices from the Resource Book on Life Cycle Management of Fluorocarbons


10 mins Dr. Hak Mao, Director of Department of Climate Change, General Directorate of Policy and Strategy, the Ministry of Environment, Cambodia


Cambodia’s experience developing a National Cooling Plan as a cross ministry effort led by MoE contributing to both goals of the NDC and Kigali Amendment
10 mins Pham Van Tan, Deputy Director General for Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Viet Nam


Viet Nam’s experience integrating cooling and refrigerants in the National Climate Change Strategy
10 mins Representative from Rwanda (TBC) Example of reducing HFCs while improving efficiency and reducing food loss in the cold food chain



Q&A (20 mins)

  • Moderated by Nathan Borgford-Parnell, Climate and Clean Air Coalition



CCAC, IIASA, Japan, UNEP Cool Coalition

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