The Green Cooling Summit 2023 promises to delve into how to support the cold chain’s transition towards sustainable applications that are energy efficient and powered by natural refrigerants. The Summit will be held on October 10 and 11, exclusively online and with simultaneous translation into French and Spanish.
Day one will start at 2:30 pm CEST, with pre-recorded speeches from both Dirk Messner, President of the German Environment Agency (UBA), and Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, Managing Director of the German development agency (Deutsche Gesellshaft for International Zuzammenarbeit – GIZ). At 2:50 pm CEST, Toby Peters, Professor of Cold Economy and Co-Director of the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Sustainable Cooling, will give a keynote. ATMOsphere worked with Peters to develop the concept of clean cooling.
At 3:30 pm CEST Rosa Rolle (Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO), Sebastian Schnatz (German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, BMVZ) and Ole Nielsen (United Nation Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO) will discuss sustainability in the cold chain in the panel “Policy approaches to advance Green Cooling along the cold chain.” At 4:30 pm CEST Rahul Srinivasan (Sustainable Energy for All, SEforALL), Dawie Kriel (EP Refrigeration) and Selcuk Tanatar (International Finance Cooperation, IFC) will kick off the debate around “Financing options and innovation business models for Green Cooling along the cold chain.”
At 5:40 pm CEST Julika Schmitz and Daniel de Graaf will wrap up the day’s content, and the pair will also introduce day 2 at 9 am CEST the following day.
“Green Cooling technologies for stationary refrigeration along the cold chain” will be held right after at 9:10 am CEST, where Iwan Chandra (AIREF), Andrea Silva (Advansor) and Wang Guangsheng (Haier Biomedical) will discuss this industry segment. The focus will then move to mobile systems: Jürgen Süss (Ecooltec), Filip Kitanoski (pbx) and Jan Zeller will contribute to the “Green Cooling technologies for transport refrigeration” panel. Both Ecooltec and pbx are members of the Clean Cooling Coalition. Lastly, Clare Perry (Environmental Investigation Agency, EIA U.K.), Süss, Chandra and Nielsen will join a round table on “Lessons learned and way forward to advance Green Cooling along the cold chain” at 11:30 am CEST. Schmitz and de Graaf will wrap-up day two at 12:20 pm CEST.
The Green Cooling Summit 2023 is an opportunity to gain insights into the latest trends and developments in green cooling along the cold chain. With this event, the Green Cooling Initiative aims to:
- Enhance international awareness about the potential of green cooling along the cold chain.
- Inform about the latest policy and technology trends for sustainable cold chains.
- Create a platform for knowledge exchange, discussion, and networking.
The Green Cooling Summit is organized by the German Environment Agency and GIZ Proklima on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
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