Mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is driving the development and use of new equipment. One of the roles of the IIR is to promote environmentally friendly, safe, energy efficient and cost effective design, operation and end-of-life management of refrigerating systems and heat pumps. It is therefore well placed to act as a forum for the collection, collation and dissemination of information relating to the direct emission of GHGs from refrigeration systems and their mitigation.
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) are responsible for approximately 15% of all energy related CO2 emissions (from electricity generation and refrigerant emissions).
WP_MRE will act as a forum for sharing information and views on refrigerant leakage and emissions.
Main key aims and objectives proposed for WP_MRE are:
- To exchange views on mitigation of direct emissions of GHG refrigerants
- To collect information on legislation, mitigation measures, initiatives, training schemes and best practice methods adopted by individual countries to reduce direct emissions of GHG refrigerants
- To support and promote international collaboration and initiatives to reduce leakage of refrigerants
- To collate such information as is available on the impact of the F Gas Regulations
- To prepare statements, position papers and Informatory Notes