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This workshop will provide an opportunity to share information and expertise on technologies and policy measures with a focus on the food cold chain -- how we bring food from farm to market. There are climate-friendly alternatives to ozone-depleting substances and high-global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in each part of the cold food chain where refrigeration is necessary. The food cold chain represents about a fifth of all HFCs use today, and the use of HFCs is expanding. While there is no “one-size fits all” alternative, a growing range of solutions are becoming available that protect the ozone layer, are much less harmful to the climate system and enhance energy efficiency while minimizing food spoilage.
This workshop will include technical presentations on non-fluorinated and fluorinated alternatives as well as the challenges being faced. Government and civil society policy measures will also be considered.
The conference will be conducted in the English language (interpretation will not be available).
Who: The event is open to all participants of the ExCom meeting, as well as any other interested industry, government, or NGO representatives. The event will be free, however there will be a pre-registration process.