Our Work

Initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the Climate and Ozone Protection Alliance brings together all relevant actors and joins forces to work towards the following vision and mission.

 

Vision & Mission

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Vision:

A global shift to sustainable refrigerant management
Closing the loop to a circular economy in the cooling sector

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Mission:

The Climate and Ozone Protection Alliance shines a light on a blind spot in the fight against climate change – super-pollutant refrigerant emissions from old and existing cooling equipment through their lifecycle.

Together with partner countries and diverse actors, the alliance accelerates the mitigation measures urgently needed to address banks of Ozone Depleting Substances and Hydrofluorocarbons.

It devises and carries out holistic solutions that combine financing, policy making and expertise in recovery, reclamation and destruction technologies with hands-on experience in the cooling sector.

Services

Find out more about how we work in these areas by clicking the correpsonding link  for the active thematic working groups.

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Policy
Framework

For an effective management of refrigerants and foams at end-of-life, suitable policy measures are required like venting bans or mandatory recovery

IN PROCESS

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Technology
Solutions

Working towards the best technical solutions for ODS and HFC recovery,
reclamation and destruction

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Financing
Mechanism

Developing financial mechanisms for sustainable GHG mitigation measures in ODS and HFC banks.

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Implementation
Models

Putting theory into practice and demonstrating how sustainable refrigerant management can be implemented.

IN PROCESS

 

For COPA, UNIDO seeks to support countries in end-of-life strategies, sustainable business models, and green financing when promoting circular value chains for RAC equipment.

Ole Nielsen, Chief Montreal Protocol Division at UNIDO
 

COPA PROJECT PARTNER COUNTRIES