Guidance for Integrating Efficient Cooling in National Policies in Lebanon.

Type of monograph: Cooling plan


As a member party to the Montreal Protocol’s (MP), Lebanon has an obligation to the phase-down of HFCs by 2045 under the Kigali Amendment  and to reach climate targets, i.e. net Greenhouse Gas (GHG) neutrality latest (Paris agreement) by the middle of this century. This “National Cooling Plan” (NCP), outlines that cooling sector plays a critical element for Lebanon to achieve these targets under the Montreal Protocol and its Kigali Amendment and the Paris agreement.
Two major Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) subsectors are low hanging fruits to reduce the country's emissions and improve energy efficiency, Residential Air Conditioners (ACs) and Domestic Refrigerators.
The NCP includes the five following main parts:
▪ the market study, performed in the second quarter of 2019, aimed to better understand the stock of appliances’ and their technical and performance characteristics,
▪ a proposal for a MEPS and Labels regulation based on the survey results and the regional and international best practices,
▪ the financing approach to support the introduction of energy-efficient appliances through the enforcement of a MEPS andLabels system,
▪ a proposal for the integration of the NCP into Lebanon’s NDC,
▪ a roadmap for the transition to carbon neutrality in the cooling sector by 2050.