A new report by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and shecco provides assistance to developing countries in the leapfrogging from ozone-depleting substances directly to natural refrigerants and foam-blowing agents. The “GUIDE UNIDO” presents results from a major conference held in June 2013, as well as findings from two global UN surveys and more than 50 best-practice cases from developing countries.
“As one of the implementing agencies of the Montreal Protocol, UNIDO has always been committed to promoting sustainable solutions for companies in the refrigeration, air conditioning and foam sectors that are transitioning away from ozone depleting substances. […] We hope that the lessons learnt from the Summit as well as the findings from the survey for stakeholders in Article 5 countries, which are summarised in this publication, will pave the way towards more sustainable and greener industries worldwide,” explains Sidi Menad Si Ahmed, Director of the Montreal Protocol Branch of UNIDO, the motivation for launching the GUIDE UNIDO.
“For more than a decade, shecco has been working together with the heating, refrigeration and cooling industry to introduce technology solutions that would not only alleviate the environmental burden from direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions, but that more importantly would highlight the business case for all those involved in a transition towards a “green economy”. shecco is looking forward to initiate a dialogue with all involved parties that we hope will continue long after UNIDO ATMOsphere has finished, leading to measurable and favourable results for the economy and the environment likewise,” adds Marc Chasserot, Managing Director shecco.