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  • Egyptian air conditioner market in 2015

    Over 95% of the Egyptian market was dominated by split type room air conditioners in 2015.

    • Publication date : 2016/10/03
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Continued increase in global LNG trade in 2019

    The global Liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade has continued to increase in 2019, with export growth coming from the USA, Russia, Australia, Algeria and Egypt. Asia Pacific and Asia remain the largest importing...

    • Publication date : 2020/05/27
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Africa: a project to replace CFC chillers in Africa

    A new UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) joint project aims at replacing chillers in several African countries. A survey conducted in Cameroon, Egypt, Namibia, Senegal and Sudan, identified...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • King Tut’s display case

    The face of the ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun has been shown to the public for the first time since his tomb was discovered 85 years ago. The ancient mummy has been moved into a climate-controlled display case where it will be better protected...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Inefficient R22 air conditioners dumped in Africa

    According to a recent report, 35% of room air conditioners (RAC) sold in ten African countries are low efficiency RACs. RACs containing R22 account for 47% of the market, while 49% contain R410A.Setting minimum...

    • Publication date : 2020/09/04
    • Subjects: Environment, Developing country
  • Italy limits air conditioning to 25°C

    The country has set a limit on air conditioning in schools, post offices and other public buildings. The temperature cannot be lower than 25°C from May 1, 2022. 

    • Publication date : 2022/05/27
  • Briefs: Accessible and free evaporative solution

    A simple and ingenious utensil, the zeer pot, makes it possible to extend the shelf life of produce for several days and is becoming very popular in Africa. The system was invented by Mohammad Bah Abba, a Nigerian teacher and consultant to the...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Markets: Chinese AC exports to Africa are soaring

    Exports of air conditioners from China to Africa grew to over 28.8 million units in the first 8 months of 2010, an increase of 51.3% over last year, according to Chinese customs figures. This growth is even greater than that of Chinese exports of...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • United Nations Conferences

    Two important United Nations Conferences recently took place in Port Ghalib, Egypt, in November 2009, on the Montreal Protocol, and in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009, on climate change and the Kyoto Protocol. The IIR attended them and...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • HFC news

    - A joint North American proposal from the United States, Canada and Mexico, supplementing the Mauritius and Micronesia proposal (see Newsletter of the IIR No. 39), will be considered as an amendment to the Montreal Protocol during the next UN...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • HFCs: towards a phase-down schedule?

    The HFC issue, i.e. the replacement of CFCs and HCFCs covered by the Montreal Protocol, by HFCs, which are potent greenhouse gases covered by the Vienna Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, is moving fast. A seminar held in Switzerland in July,...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Global LNG market: review of 2021 and forecasts for 2022

    According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the global LNG market grew by 6% in 2021 in comparison with 2020. However, it is projected to slow down in early...

    • Publication date : 2022/03/25
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • African air-conditioning market: figures

    According to JARN, total air-conditioner demand in Africa was around 2.6 million units in 2012, representing 2.7% of the global air-conditioner market.

    • Publication date : 2013/09/20
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • More than one billion people are at high risk due to a lack of access to cooling

    The annual Chilling Prospects report estimates that 355 million people living in poor rural areas and 732 million people living in poor urban areas are at risk due to a lack of access to cooling worldwide....

    • Publication date : 2021/05/31
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Sustainable Africa scenario 2030: refrigeration drives households electricity demand

    According to the IEA’s sustainable Africa scenario, refrigeration appliances, including air conditioners, will drive most of the increase in household electricity demand by 2030. The...

    • Publication date : 2022/06/27
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, Developing country
  • IJR editorial: The cop on climate change: a growing presence of refrigeration issues to be consolidated

    The Conference of the Parties on climate change was held in Sharm-El-Sheikh (Egypt) from Sunday 6 November to Sunday 20 November 2022. Generally speaking, this COP did not result in the decisions and actions...

    • Publication date : 2023/01/23
    • Subjects: Environment
  • IIR member news: Nestle invests in ice cream

    Nestle S.A. has invested USD 29.1 million to expand its ice cream plant in Egypt.

    • Publication date : 2013/11/28
  • Statement given by Didier Coulomb, Director General of the IIR, during COP 27

    Statement Given by the Director General of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) during the 27th Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27) in Charm...

    • Publication date : 2022/12/12
    • Subjects: Technology, Developing country, Environment
  • New IIR members

    Here are the private members worldwide who have joined us over the past year. We are very pleased to welcome them. Several members are from countries that are not yet member countries. We also have a lot of new junior members (under 35 years) and...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Editorial by Didier Coulomb

    Since the beginning of the year, the Focus section of the Newsletter has dealt with environmental measures in general and measures addressing HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) in particular that have already been adopted or are foreseen in various...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • Watch our side event at COP27

    COP27 will mark the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

    • Publication date : 2022/10/25
    • Subjects: Environment
  • Participation of the IIR at COP-10

    On December 6-18, 2004, over 6100 participants from 169 countries attended the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP-10) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  held at the Rural Exhibition Center in Buenos Aires ,...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11