Advancing ozone & climate protection technologies: food cold chain

The United Nations Environment Programme, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, the United States of America, and the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy are pleased to announce the Advancing Ozone & Climate Protection Technologies: Food Cold Chain to be held July 18, 2015.

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.
When: July 18th , 2015, the Saturday prior to the Montreal Protocol’s 36 th Open-Ended Working Group meeting.

Where: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Fontenoy Building, 125 Avenue de Suffren, Paris 75007, France.

Who: The event is open to all participants of the Open-ended Working Group, as well as any other interested industry, government, or NGO representatives. The event will be free, however there will be a pre-registration process.

Language: The conference will be conducted in the English language (interpretation will not be available).

Additional details will be provided shortly.