GIZ Proklima

Green cooling for a warming world

Energy-efficient, ozone- and climate-friendly “green cooling” is urgently needed worldwide. Demand for environmentally friendly refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning and well insulated “green” buildings is rising. But how does a refrigerator affect the climate and the ozone layer?

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), GIZ’s Proklima programme is addressing these and related environmental issues concerning various applications of cooling and foam blowing technologies available for transfer into our partner countries to assist them in developing “green growth economies”. Proklima’s services comprise policy advice and capacity development for governments, training and qualification, and pilot projects for industry partners, which facilitate green technology transfer and help to promote a sustainable future.

Video - Green Cooling

Refrigeration and air-conditiong are part of our everyday life: Frozen food transport, the cooling of builings or household fridges are only a few examples to be named. This movie explains how cooling technologies are linked to our climate and what it needs to ensure that they are truly environmentally friendly.

Green cooling for a warming world

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