How to Cool a Warming World: Meeting HVAC Needs Sustainably in the Era of Climate Change
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
<strong>MODERATOR:</strong> <strong>Gabby Dreyfus</strong>, Head of Policies, Standards & Programs, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
<strong>SPEAKERS:</strong> <strong>Mark Menzer</strong>, Director of Public Affairs, Danfoss, <strong>Lily Riahi</strong>, Programme Manager and Global Lead, District Energy in Cities Initiative, UN Environment, <strong>Huang Lin-jie</strong>, Vice President & Chief Scientist, Sanhua Holdings Group, China, <strong>Sanjeev Jaiswal</strong>, Commissioner, Thane Municipal Corporation, India, <strong>Irvin Perez Munoz</strong>, Deputy Mayor, Cartagena, Colombia, <strong>Kamisah Ghazali</strong>, Senior Vice President Planning and Compliance, Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Malaysia
<strong>DESCRIPTION:</strong> When 197 countries agreed in October 2016 to amend the Montreal Protocol to phase down hydrofluorocarbon- (HFC-) based refrigerants, they opened the door to a radical acceleration of the role of energy efficiency in cooling into the world’s most successful environmental regime. Phasing down HFCs has the potential to avoid up to an estimated 0.5C of global temperature change. Integrating of energy efficiency could double the benefits. How can countries best integrate energy efficiency into the refrigerant transition? Which policies, standards and programs work best? Is it possible to align the international refrigerant transition timetable with a timetable for expanding the energy efficiency of cooling technology? How should the Montreal Protocol pay for energy efficiency improvements?