GERMANY: GEA Refrigeration Technologies has joined the UN Environment Programme’s Cool Coalition, the global initiative to promote access to efficient, climate-friendly cooling.
In its new climate strategy, GEA recently announced it would give priority to driving sustainable innovation in technologies that remain energy-intensive, such as refrigeration technology. By joining the Cool Coalition, GEA says it is underlining its commitment to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions along its entire value chain to net zero by 2040.
“There is an urgent need for our industry and those it serves to become more energy-efficient to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By joining the Cool Coalition, we aim to share our expertise and add impetus by facilitating the transition toward climate-friendly cooling and heating solutions,” said Kai Becker, GEA Refrigeration Technologies’ CEO. “The Cool Coalition is a fantastic opportunity for us to take on even greater responsibility in tackling this challenge and we are proud to be able to do our part,” he added.
Launched in 2019, the Cool Coalition is a global effort led by UN Environment, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program, and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL). The Cool Coalition is described as a unified front that links action across the Kigali Amendment, Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals. Its intention is to inspire ambition, identify solutions and mobilise action to accelerate progress toward clean and efficient cooling.