Natural Solutions for Developing Countries - UNIDO ATMOsphere Technology Summit

By Janaina Topley Lira, May 23, 2013, 16:01 2 minute reading

ATMOsphere is teaming up with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), to co-organise the UNIDO ATMOsphere Technology Summit, an international conference focusing on natural solutions for the HVAC&R and foam sectors in developing countries. The Summit will take place at the UN headquarters in Vienna, Austria, from 3 - 4 June 2013, and will bring together a unique blend of participants.

Well over 200 industry stakeholders and government representatives from both developed and developing nations will meet for the two-day UNIDO ATMOsphere Technology Summit. Natural refrigerant solutions suitable for end-users and manufacturers from developing countries will be presented, including HVAC&R applications featuring CO2, ammonia, hydrocarbons, air and water 
Developing countries can transition directly to natural-based solutions
Across the world there is an increasing reliance on refrigeration, air conditioning and heating technologies. These emit greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in the developing world, where many heating and cooling technologies rely on high global warming refrigerants. Natural refrigerant-based solutions provide an ideal opportunity for developing countries to move away from greenhouse gas emitting technologies and transition directly to energy efficient solutions that minimise climate impact.
Co-organised by shecco and UNIDO the UNIDO ATMOsphere Technology Summit will bring together policy and industry experts as well as end-users and manufacturers from developing and developed nations to discuss natural refrigerant solutions that can be implemented in the developing world.
Through panel discussions, case study presentations and more, the Summit will highlight technologies that are currently available to the HVAC&R and foam industries, as well as focus on the cost of implementation, cost-effectiveness over time as well as barriers and incentives regarding safety and training, opportunities and challenges faced when introducing natural substances.
Who’s speaking?
Over 40 speakers from all around the globe will present, including: 
  • Sidi Menad Si Ahmed, Director, Montreal Protocol Branch, UNIDO
  • Mr. Juergen Hierold, UNIDO GEF
  • Marc Chasserot, Managing Director, shecco
  • Vincent Grass, Nestlé 
  • Reinhold Resch, AHT Cooling Systems
  • Eric Delforge, Mayekawa
  • Agustin Sanchez, NOU Mexico
  • Wang Yong, FECO China
  • Cornelius Rhein, European Commission
  • Juergen Brenneis, Red Bull
  • Hajime Yabase, Kawasaki
  • Carlos Arruda, Supermercados Verdemar Ltda.
  • Tingxun Li, Midea China
  • Reinhold Resch

Register now!

Places are filling up fast. To register for the event please follow the link below:

UNIDO ATMOsphere Technology Summit Registration

With branches in both Europe and Japan, shecco is a market development company for climate friendly technologies with expertise in the field of natural refrigerants.
UNIDO is a UN agency dedicated to promoting and accelerating sustainable industrial development in developing countries.


By Janaina Topley Lira

May 23, 2013, 16:01

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