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COP28 IIR workshop - Sustainable refrigeration practices in health systems

For hospitals, pharmacies, the cold chain for vaccines...


In developing countries, there is a need to develop a sustainable and reliable cold chain for healthcare products and services to improve quality of life through better treatment and working conditions. The medical cold chain contributes around 1% of global GHG emissions (with both direct and indirect emissions).

This workshop will present solutions to reduce the energy emissions and consumption of medical cooling systems with better use. 


Date: Sunday 3 December 2023 

Time: 09:30am-10:30am (Dubai - United Arab Emirates) 


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Moderator: Didier Coulomb (IIR)


Presentation 1: The EU SophiA programme: Sustainable Off-grid solutions for Pharmacies and Hospitals in Africa (10 min)

  • Michael Kauffeld (Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences)

Presentation 2: Overview of the UNEP/IIR Cold Chain Technology Brief for Vaccines. (15 min) 

  • Gerald Cavalier (Tecnea Cemafroid)

Presentation 3: Decarbonisation of the Medical Cold Chain (15 min) 

  • Vaibhav Gupta, B Medical Systems 

Q&A session: 20 min


  • Date : December 03, 2023
  • Location : Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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