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Cover Guidance on the control on the trade and on inspections of undertakings with regard to fluorinated greenhouse gases (f-gases) and ozone-depleting substances (ODS), 2017

Guidance on the control on the trade and on inspections of undertakings with regard to fluorinated greenhouse gases (f-gases) and ozone-depleting substances (ODS), 2017

Authored by HEAT and Öko-Recherche on behalf of the German Environment Agency (UBA) under the programme “Implementation and enforcement of EU regulations on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) und ozone-depleting substances (ODS) in Bulgaria”. This guidance document summarises the regulatory framework for both ODS and F-gases, in the European Union (EU) and puts them into the Bulgarian context. New measures introduced by Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014, including the EU HFC phase-down and bans are highlighted.

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Cover Recommendations on certification and training procedures for alternative refrigerants regarding the Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014, 2017

Recommendations on certification and training procedures for alternative refrigerants regarding the Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014, 2017

Authored by HEAT and Öko-Recherche on behalf of the German Environment Agency (UBA) under the programme “Implementation and enforcement of EU regulations on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) und ozone-depleting substances (ODS) in Bulgaria”. This guideline offers an overview on aspects regarding the certification of personnel and companies related to the EU F-gas Regulation.

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Cover Recommendations to safety guidelines and standards for the use of natural refrigerants, 2017

Recommendations to safety guidelines and standards for the use of natural refrigerants, 2017

Authored by HEAT and Öko-Recherche on behalf of the German Environment Agency (UBA) under the programme “Implementation and enforcement of EU regulations on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) und ozone-depleting substances (ODS) in Bulgaria”. This guidance document gives an introduction to the issues regarding the safe handling of natural refrigerants. This includes an overview of existing standards and regulations, as well as relevant properties of alternative refrigerants and necessary safety measures

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Cover Global roadmap on ODS bank management, 2017

Global roadmap on ODS bank management, 2017

Authored by HEAT on behalf of GIZ under the Management and Destruction of Existing Ozone Depleting Substances Bank Programme funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) under the International Climate Initiative (IKI). This publication provides information on key processes for a successful ODS bank management, including policy measures, financing and collection mechanisms, as well as recycling and destruction technologies.

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Cover Guideline to conduct an ODS bank inventory, 2017

Guideline to conduct an ODS bank inventory, 2017

Authored by HEAT on behalf of GIZ under the Management and Destruction of Existing Ozone Depleting Substances Bank Programme funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) under the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The document provides methodological approaches and the steps to conduct an ODS bank inventory enabling compilers to quantify the mitigation potential.

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Cover Guideline on policy measures for the management and destruction of ozone depleting substances, 2017

Guideline on policy measures for the management and destruction of ozone depleting substances, 2017

Authored by HEAT and Öko-Recherche on behalf of GIZ under the Management and Destruction of Existing Ozone Depleting Substances Bank Programme funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) under the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The document presents a stepwise set of policy measures for a sustainable management and destruction of ODS.

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Cover Guideline to establish a collection system  for equipment containing ODS

Guideline to establish a collection system for equipment containing ODS

Authored by HEAT and Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt on behalf of GIZ under the Management and Destruction of Existing Ozone Depleting Substances Bank Programme funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) under the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The guideline provides practical guidance for national ozone officers (NOO), policy makers from the waste sector and other stakeholders.

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Cover Guideline for the transboundary movement of ODS waste

Guideline for the transboundary movement of ODS waste

Authored by HEAT on behalf of GIZ under the Management and Destruction of Existing Ozone Depleting Substances Bank Programme funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) under the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The guideline links the topics of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer with the Basel Convention and provides practical information on how to conduct transboundary movements (TBMs) of ODS waste.

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Cover Advancing nationally determined contributions (NDCs) through climate-friendly refrigeration and air conditioning, 2016

Advancing nationally determined contributions (NDCs) through climate-friendly refrigeration and air conditioning, 2016

Authored by HEAT, NewClimate Institute and GIZ under the Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change Programme on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) under the International Climate Initiative (IKI). This publication aims to assist policymakers in designing national mitigation strategies for the refrigeration, air conditioning and foam (RAC&F) sector to meet the increasing ambition levels expected in revised NDCs.

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Cover Green cooling technologies – market trends in selected refrigeration and air conditioning subsectors, 2015

Green cooling technologies – market trends in selected refrigeration and air conditioning subsectors, 2015

Authored by HEAT on behalf of GIZ under the Green Cooling Initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) under the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The study tracks global market trends of key refrigeration and air conditioning subsectors. The study illustrates the demand and supply side of AC chillers, unitary air-conditioners and mobile air-conditioning and analyses the potential of green technologies in these sectors.

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Cover Safe application of hydrocarbons as refrigerant, 2014

Safe application of hydrocarbons as refrigerant, 2014

Authored by HEAT on behalf of the German Environment Agency (UBA). This study presents a road map for Germany which shows possible uses of natural refrigerants in the cooling and refrigeration sector. The focus is on hydrocarbons, but other natural refrigerants, such as CO2 and ammonia, are included in the calculations and emission models as well. The study is only available in German.

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Cover NAMAs in the refrigeration, air conditioning and foam sectors, 2014

NAMAs in the refrigeration, air conditioning and foam sectors, 2014

Authored by HEAT and Öko-Recherche on behalf of GIZ under the Global Refrigeration and air conditioning NAMA Programme funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) under the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The handbook gives guidance on the preparation and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) in the refrigeration, air conditioning and foam (RAC&F) sectors. The handbook is divided into then modules. The below link contains the e-brochure with further download information.

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