Heating up our planet by cooling down our lives

Demand for cooling and air conditioning units is rising sharply in the Global South.

The excessive use of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are found in existing and old cooling equipment, insulation foam or cylinders, has led to the accumulation of large ODS and HFC banks globally.

When old cooling devices are not maintained and disposed of in an environmentally friendly way, the legacy ODS and HFC banks’ release emissions freely into the atmosphere.




In this critical decade of climate action, addressing ODS and HFC banks is a multi-billion tonne climate mitigation opportunity that we have to seize. COPA is a comprehensive, pragmatic and fast action approach that will make a real difference



Climate and Ozone Protection

Shift to Green Cooling + Sustainable refrigerant management

Shift to natural refrigerants and foam blowing agent with no ODP and very low GWP

Improve installation, maintenance and decommissioning to minimize leakages

Increase Energy Efficiency of cooling products

Establish sustainable ODS and HFC banks management

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ODS and HFC banks

What exacly are ODS and HFC banks and what makes them so relevant for climate and ozone protection

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Mitigation Potential and Global Registry

What are the global amounts and emissions of ODS and HFC banks? Find out in our interactive map

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Solutions to reduce ODS and HFC banks

What are the solutions of a sustainable refrigerant management?

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