Accelerating the World’s Transition to Efficient Cooling (MOP31 side event)

5 November, 2019
Rome, Italy


Austria Room (C237), FAO Headquarters

This side event at MOP31 aims to present existing solutions and provide opportunities for collaboration among governments, civil society and industry to accelerate the phasedown of HFCs and the world’s transition to ozone-friendly and efficient cooling.

The side event will touch upon various cooling sectors, including stationary air-conditioning, HFC lifecycle management and the food cold chain.


Speakers and topics


  • Nicolas Encausse, Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition of France: Introduction to the CCAC Efficient Cooling Initiative and Biarritz Pledge    
  • Nancy Akerman, U.S. EPA and Daniel de Graaf, German Environment Agency: Presentation and Launch of the CCAC Report: Case Studies in Stationary Air-Conditioning    
  • Hidekazu Kuraya, Director, Office of Fluorocarbons Control Policy, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of Environment of Japan: Introducing the Concept of HFC Lifecyle Management    
  • Zitouni Oulddada, Food and Agriculture Organization: Quantifying emissions from the food cold chain and efficient cooling as a solution to address food loss    
  • Chris Malley, Stockholm Environment Institute: Evaluating air pollution and climate change consequences of future residential air conditioning use – a policy-relevant tool
  • Engr. Abdullahi Idris, Ozone/HFC Unit of the Pollution Control Department, Federal Ministry of Environment of Nigeria: Integrating energy efficiency in Nigeria’s national cooling\strategy and strategy  

Panel discussion: How can countries move faster in transitioning to energy-efficient and lower-GWP solutions to cooling?

  • Kevin Faye, Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy
  • Xiaofang Zhou, UNDP
  • Stephen Cowperthwaite, United Kingdom
  • Durwood Zaelke, IGSD

Event documents

Event contact

Nathan Borgford-Parnell,
Science Affairs Coordinator
secretariat [at]
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