As part of their cooperation to support the needs of different stakeholders in developing countries to fulfil their commitments under the Montreal Protocol, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and UNEP OzonAction today released the French and Spanish versions of their popular Technology Briefs on the Cold Chain. The set of publications includes in-depth summaries about the cold chain in several different sectors. They include descriptions of technology, refrigerant options and trends and conclude with prospects and challenges. They cover the main cold chain sub-sectors i.e. Production & Processing, Cold Storage, Transport Refrigeration, Commercial & Domestic, and Fishing Vessels.
The Cold Chain sector has been one of the key consuming sectors in many Article 5 countries since the start of the Montreal Protocol. Within the context of the Kigali Amendment, all Article-5 Parties will face an overlapped in commitments during the period of 2020-2030 where they need to eliminate the use HCFCs while starting to control and curbing the increase in demand for HFCs. The Cold Chain is a sector that will be most affected during this challenging period, noting that the majority of commercially-available technologies in most developing countries, either for commercial or industrial uses, still mostly depends on high GWP HFCs technologies which can significantly affect compliance commitments in the medium and long terms.
Download the policy briefs, available in English | French | Spanish
Cold Storage and Refrigerated Warehouse
Commercial, Professional and Domestic
Fishing Vessel Application
Refrigeration in Food Production and Processing