Workshop on Preventing the Dumping of New, Inefficient Cooling Equipment Using High-GWP Refrigerants

Cooling workshop-Paris website photo

Approximately 650,000 RACs, roughly 35% of sales, are dumped annually in African countries that consume more electricity than the common definition of inefficient (3.0 W/W) (CLASP 2020). Weak or the absence of energy performance standards, as well as the lack of proactive anti-environmental dumping policies in many African countries, are contributing to the entry of inefficient, high-global warming potential cooling products into African markets.

In August 2023, the CCAC supported a workshop that aimed to enhance the understanding of participants on the issue, identify data and policy gaps in countries and opportunities for strengthening action to address the problem in interested countries.

The workshop was attended by government representatives from Benin, Djibouti, Ghana, Lesotho, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo and Uganda, as well as resource persons from the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and CLASP with technical and organizational support and participation from the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD).

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