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WEBINAR: Promoting ozone & climate friendly refrigerants and air conditioning technologies

The webinar presents the outcomes of Seoul procurement workshop, conclusions of Mongolia case study, and U.S. initiatives to reduce HFC emissions including through national procurement.

The original information about the webinar

DATE: 30 July 2015

RECORDING: You can access the webinar here.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) hosted a webinar on the "Promoting Ozone and Climate friendly refrigerants and air conditioning (R/AC) technologies through Sustainable Public Procurement". The webinar took place on Thursday 30 July 2015 and was co-organized with UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in the framework of the Sustainable Public Procurement programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP SPP programme).


  • Mr. Farid Yaker, UNEP, 10YFP SPP Programme Officer

  • Ms. Irina Uzun, UNEP, SPP programme

  • Mr. Atul Bagai, Senior Regional Coordinator, Compliance Assistance Pro- gramme (OzonAction Programme), UNEP, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

  • Ms. Drusilla Hufford, Director, Stratospheric Protection Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Workshop on Promoting Public Procurement of Climate-Friendly Alternatives to HFCs in Asia Pacific , organized under the UNEP-USEPA grant partnership

Workshop Objective :

Foster a dialogue between public procurers and ozone agencies in Asia Pacific and to build capacity to integrate alternatives to high-GWP HFCs into public procurement activities.

Workshop Approach :

  • Overviews of ozone and procurement policies as well as current developments in procurement policy.

  • Interactive panel sessions allowed the audience to engage with presenters on procurement policy developments in Asia-Pacific, as well as on the barriers to procurement of alternatives to high-GWP HFCs.

  • Survey Questionnaire answered by the Ozone and Procurement Officers to understand the baseline of ozone and climate friendly procurement in public sector.

  • Group work sessions allowed Ozone and Procurement Officers to work together to develop strategies for strengthening institutional linkages and promoting alternatives to high-GWP HGCs in public procurement.

Overview of U.S. Federal Sector

U.S. Federal government is a large purchaser of goods and services

• Fleet inventory (owned/leased): > 635,000 vehicles

• Buildings (owned/leased): > 353,000 buildings

• Spending on supplies & equipment: nearly $191 billion each year

• $222 million on refrigeration & AC


Downolad full presentation here.


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Published on July 30, 2015
Event start date
08:00 am

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