BELGIUM: With the opening of the Climate Action Summit in New York, EPEE has published a cooling pledge, outlining the industry’s commitments towards sustainable cooling solutions.
With the theme “Climate Action Summit 2019: A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win”, the summit seeks to challenge states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens to step up action in the areas of energy transition, climate finance and carbon pricing, industry transition, nature-based solutions, cities and local action, and resilience.
EPEE’s #CountOnCooling pledge has three main principles:
• To continue to support a full and harmonised understanding of the EU F-gas regulation and its implementation across Europe, as well as global action in the context of the Kigali Amendment via dedicated tools and partnerships.
• To continue to support EU member states in developing and implementing their national energy and climate plans, raising awareness on the potential of sustainable cooling to improve energy efficiency, shift to renewable energies and enable carbon neutrality.
• EPEE will reach out to authorities and other stakeholders to highlight and address barriers preventing the uptake of sustainable cooling solutions and their integration with heating.
EPEE’s membership is composed of 48 member companies, national and international associations from Europe, North America and Asia, representing the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry.