The framework conditions for the global use of refrigeration and air conditioning technology will change significantly in the near future:

  • Worldwide, the phase-out of the use of refrigerants with a green-house effect has been agreed as part of the Kigali Amendment.
  • Many countries have already started this transition and in South and Central America there is great potential to do so as well.

Climate change is to be limited to 1.5 °C by reducing greenhouse gas emissions:

  • But worldwide, emissions from refrigeration and air conditioning systems are rising due to the energy required to power them.
  • And according to the International Energy Agency, consumption for air conditioning is expected to triple by 2050.

Against this background, the transition to low-emission refrigeration and air conditioning systems could also be started in South and Central America: through early information, timely planning and coordinated financing.
The webinar series are organised by the German Society of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (DKV) in cooperation with the project Strategic Environmental Dialogues implemented by Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Furthermore, this event series is also being implemented in close coordination with the Proklima Programme and other local partners.


  • Webinar 1 (Registration deadline: 6 April 2021)
  • Webinar 2 (Registration deadline: 13 April 2021)
  • Webinar 3 - Registration will be opened soon. (Registration deadline: 20 April 2021)
  • Participation is free of charge

All registered participants will receive the login information and other relevant information in due time before the event.


German Society of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (DKV) - Organiser
Mr. Jörn Schwarz
Tel: +49 - 39606 29871
Email: ArGe.Kaelte@t-online.de


Registration will be opened soon!


You can find further background information as well as an detailed agenda of the three webinars in the following document:

Concept of Webinar-Series

Who can attend?

The webinars aim to bring together experts:

  • dealing with tasks in the field of climate change, ozon depletion and efficient use of energy
  • in relation to the use of cooling equipment
  • from governments, local authorities, NGO´s, associations, producers and
  • service providers and financiers

What to expect?

Participants can expect:

  • Interactive live sessions
  • Input presentations from expert speakers
  • Live Q&A sessions and moderated discussion rounds with speakers
  • Networking possibilities with fellow participants
  • Simultaneous interpretation throughout all webinars (English-Spanish)

Follow up to the webinars

Participants have access to:

  • presentation files of the speakers as follow-up to the webinars
  • collection of best practice examples
  • relevant background information

Best practice examples

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