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The impact of the refrigeration sector on climate change, 35th Informatory Note on refrigeration technologies.

Author(s) : IIF-IIR, MORLET V., COULOMB D., DUPONT J. L.

Type of article: Periodical article, Informatory note, Review

Summary

As shown in this Informatory Note, the refrigeration sector, including air conditioning, heat pumps and cryogenics, accounts for 7.8% of global greenhouse gas emissions (based on IIR estimates for 2014). Among these emissions, 37% are direct emissions of CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs, and 63% are indirect emissions related to the production and transport of the energy consumed by refrigeration systems (CO2 emissions mainly). The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol adopted in 2016, intended to progressively reduce the production and consumption of HFCs, should allow to avoid an increase in average temperatures between 0.1 °C and 0.3 °C by 2100. The refrigeration sector is expected to grow in the decades to come. This growth must be sustainable, with limited impact on climate change. With this in mind, the IIR presents a series of recommendations.


The annexes of the Note are available following this link.

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Annexe - L’impact du secteur du froid sur le changement climatique (version française)

Pages: 10

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Annex - The impact of the refrigeration sector on climate change (English version)

Pages: 10

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35e Note d'Information - Environnement - Résumé pour les décideurs (version française)

Pages: 2

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35th Informatory Note - Environment - Summary for policymakers (English version)

Pages: 2

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English version - 35th Informatory Note - Environment

Pages: 35

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Version française : 35e Note d'Information - Environnement

Pages: 35

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Details

  • Original title: The impact of the refrigeration sector on climate change, 35th Informatory Note on refrigeration technologies.
  • Record ID : 30023320
  • Languages: English, French
  • Subject: Regulation, Environment, General information, HFCs alternatives
  • Publication date: 2017/11

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