Press release: The IIR releases Informatory Note on The Role of Refrigeration in the Global Economy
The IIR releases Informatory Note on The Role of Refrigeration in the Global Economy
The 29th International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) Informatory Note presents the application and requirements of refrigeration across the globe and the key role it plays in all areas of the economy and in all the major challenges of today's world.
Based on statistical data, the 29th IIR Informatory Note highlights the importance of the refrigeration sector which is expected to grow further in the coming years due to increasing cooling needs in various areas and global warming.
The Note is designed to meet the needs of decision-makers worldwide, whilst putting forward future priority developmental axes and providing recommendations in this context.
Some key figures:
- Roughly 3 billion refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systems in operation worldwide.
- Approximately 300 billion USD global annual sales of aforementioned equipment.
- Almost 12 million people employed worldwide in the refrigeration sector
- About 17% of the overall electricity used worldwide is consumed by the refrigeration sector.
The refrigeration industry plays a major and increasing role in today’s global economy, with significant contributions made in food, health, energy and environmental domains which policy makers need to better take into account.
Prepared by Didier Coulomb (Director General of the IIR), Jean-Luc Dupont (Head of the Scientific and Technical Information Department) and Audrey Pichard (Informatory Note writer), and reviewed by several experts from IIR commissions, this Informatory Note is a must read for all those active in the field of refrigeration.
The 29th IIR Informatory Note is available online in Fridoc, the IIR refrigeration database, at iifiir.org > Fridoc Databse.
View all previous IIR Informatory Notes online at iifiir.org > Publications > informatory Notes.
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is an independent intergovernmental science and technology based organisation promoting refrigeration knowledge and associated technologies that improve quality of life in a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner including:
- Food quality and safety from farm to consumer
- Comfort in homes and commercial buildings
- Health products and services
- Low temperature technology and liquefied gas technology
- Energy efficiency
- Use of non-ozone depleting and low global warming refrigerants in a safe manner.
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