Date & Time: 29 November 2018 | 10:00-12:00
Location: Kigali Convention Centre, AD1 Background
This session on green cooling and lighting will engage high level policymakers and government representatives to discuss how African markets and leapfrog to efficient and clean refrigerators and air conditioners by harmonizing around model regulations that UN Environment is developing. Rwanda will be the first country in the world to adopt these model regulations through the Rwanda Cooling Initiative. Session ObjectivesIdentify the need and benefits of accelerating Africa’s transition to energy-efficient, affordable, and climate-friendly coolingPropose a declaration be made by political leaders to better align efforts and send a clear signal to industryIntroduce the concept of aligning policies for refrigerators and air conditioners in Africa around the model regulations that UN Environment is developing and that Rwanda intends to adopt Programme10:00 – 10:15 Welcome by the Minister Biruta, Minister of Environment, Rwanda10:15 – 10:40 Setting a Vision to Transform African Markets10:40 – 11:10 Rwanda’s Commitment to Lead on Model Regulations for Cooling and Lighting11:10 – 11:50 Discussion: Going from Vision to Action11:50 – 12:00 Closing Remarks Partners
This event is organised by the UN Environment’s United for Efficiency (U4E) programme in collaboration with the Rwanda Cooling Initiative (R-COOL) and the the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), which supports the adoption of energy-efficient and climate-friendly refrigerators and air conditioners.