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

L'impatto del settore della refrigerazione sui cambiamenti climatici.


Type of article: Article, Informatory note, Review


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. This document provides a translation of the 35th Informatory Note on refrigeration technologies' Summary for policymakers.


  • Original title: L'impatto del settore della refrigerazione sui cambiamenti climatici.
  • Record ID : 30023919
  • Languages: Italian
  • Subject: Environment, General information, HFCs alternatives
  • Source: Industria & Formazione - n. 417
  • Publishers: Centro Studi Galileo
  • Publication date: 2018/03


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