UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27)

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Countdown to the IIR side event


To take place in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) on November 6 – 18, 2022, COP27 will mark the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.


The IIR will organise a side event jointly with the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA):


The Clean Heating and Cooling Forum

Monday, 14 November 2022 | 16:45 – 18:15 (Local)

                                                15:45 –17:15 (CET)

Room : Tutankhamun, Blue Zone (77 seats) 


Our speakers for the cooling segment: Didier Coulomb (IIR), Yosr Allouche (IIR), Judith Evans (RD&T Refrigeration Developments and Testing Ltd, UK), Toby Peters (UoB-Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain)


Watch it here


A key matter in the battle against climate change, the side event will focus on clean heating and cooling opportunities in buildings and food chains and how these can align climate policy with development goals. Experts from the IIR, ACES, RD&T, RAP, DENA Germany and governments representatives will dive into these frontier challenges, exploring policy, technology and models to be implemented.


Low Carbon (and limited to avoid food waste)

will be served right after the event !


View the full programme here:


Agenda description


(Incl. full name, title, affiliation)


(on-site at COP27 or virtual?)

16:45 Cooling moderator welcomes attendees, introduces Clean Heat and Cooling Forum, frames cooling segment of the event, introduces panellists.

Yosr Allouche, Head of Projects, IIR.

Associate Professor in Refrigeration Technologies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

16:47 The Environmental challenges of the refrigeration sector Didier Coulomb, Director General, IIR



Developing robust and reliable cold chains in Bangladesh and India, the issues and potential for growth

Judith Evans, Director RD&T Refrigeration Developments and Testing Ltd, UK Professor at London South Bank University, UK



The Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold-chain Professor Toby Peters, Director Centre for Sustainable Cooling, University of Birmingham and Heriot-Watt University Virtual
17:11 Cooling Moderator opens the floor to 14 minutes of Q&A. Moderator will prepare a few questions in advance in case. Yosr Allouche, Audience, All Panel Hybrid
17:25 Heat Moderator welcomes audience to heat segment, frames conversation, and introduces speakers. Annisa Sekaringtias, Senior Researcher, E3G On-site


First heat speaker presents on heat pump tool policy kit. Dr. Richard Lowes, Senior Associate, RAP Virtual
17:35 Second heat speaker presents on German ambition on clean heat (domestic and international)

Ludwig Labuzinski

Senior Expert, International building and construction
17:43 Third heat speaker presents on UNEP engagement on clean heat agenda Zhuolun Chen, Senior Advisor, District Energy and Buildings On-site
17:51 Heat moderator opens to questions from the floor (14 minutes). Moderator will prepare a few questions in advance in case Annisa Sekaringtias, All Audience, Heat Panel  Hybrid


Final reflections on heat and cooling shared challenges and opportunities (8 minutes). MEP Jutta Paulus Onsite


Global ABC Speaker closes event and welcomes attendees and speakers to participate in upcoming events at Buildings Pavilion.

Close of Event at 18:15.
Nora Steurer, Global ABC, UNEP Virtual



  • Start date : November 06, 2022
  • End date : November 18, 2022
  • Location : Egypt
  • Address : Sharm El-Sheikh
  • Organisers : United Nations


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