Making cooling system eco-friendlier, UNDP organizes ‘Green Supply Chain Workshop for Cooling Without Warming’
JAKARTA – October 8 - The Green Supply Chain Workshop for Cooling Without Warming, organized by the United Nations Development Programme, hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia and supported by the Government of New Zealand opens today in Jakarta, From October 8 through 10 2018.
The three-day (8-10 October 2018) workshop brings together Ozone Units, Experts, Private Sector and Associations to narrow the Supply Chain Gap and foster the understanding on availability of low GWP technologies for Cooling Solutions.
UNDP Indonesia Deputy Director Ms. Sophie Kemkhadze welcomed all participants and stressed the importance of the shared commitments, responsibilities and actions from industries, governments and consumers – all elements put forward by the Montreal Protocol. This workshop is proof of how these fascinating challenges contribute towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, our common shared Global Agenda.
Ms. Naomi Kyriacopoulos, Deputy Head of Mission to Indonesia from Embassy of New Zealand said that her government is committed to contributing to the promotion of sustainable cooling solutions in developing countries. For this reason, the Government of New Zealand has partnered with UNDP to contribute towards the understanding of needs for cooling without warming. This event will not only bring update on low GWP developments but also share on common commitments for the phaseout of substances, the recovery of the Ozone layer and mitigation of Climate Change.
Dr. Ir. Ruandha Agung Sugardiman, Director General of Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia, thanked UNDP for the support and formally opened the event. Dr. Sugardiman acknowledged that this workshop is proof that events such as this workshop contribute greatly for the promotion and understanding of the much-needed technological alternatives needed for Climate Change mitigation and preservation of the Ozone Layer.
The workshop joins National Ozone Officers from several countries towards the sharing of their experiences and identification of opportunities and challenges on the implementation of their HCFC Phase-out Management Plans. The exchanges will be complemented by extensive exchanges on technology choices and equipment supply issues from Suppliers, Private Sector adn Experts, among others.
UNDP is the lead agency for the HCFC phaseout in Indonesia and has been instrumental in supporting Indonesia to achieve its phase out targets
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