<p>The EU Delegation in India, in collaboration with GIZ Proklima, organised a roundtable discussion on "A Sustainable transformation of the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector" with a specific focus on improving energy efficiency. The event took place in New Delhi, India, and was well-attended by representatives of Indian industry and civil society from India and the EU.</p>
- fluorinated gas
The aim of the workshop was to discuss trends and latest developments, as well as opportunities and challenges, in transitioning from hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) intensive refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) to more sustainable solutions by adopting energy-efficient alternatives.
The European Commission presented the policies for a sustainable RAC sector and provided insights into the contents of the new EU F-Gas regulation in the international context. Considering that the demand for air-conditioning and refrigeration in India is growing rapidly, participants particularly appreciated information presented by the Commission and European experts on recent technology developments. An assessment of the specific requirements for equipment operating under high ambient temperatures as well as calculations of the related energy demand and saving potential in India were useful contributions to the ensuing discussions.
This roundtable discussion, which was deemed a great success, is intended to set the scene for a more comprehensive workshop in India next year.
- Alternatives to HCFCs/HFCs in developing countries with a focus on high ambient temperatures
- Technical annex
- Efficiency gains and sustainable RAC sector transformation
- Possibilities of the RAC sector transformation
- A perspective on transition to and phase in of RAC production
- Policies for a sustainable RAC sector
- Impacts of the new EU F- Gas regulation
- The leapfrog agenda
- Challenges to move to non HFC