Phasing Down HFCs in Off- and Weak-Grid Refrigeration: An Opportunity to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Access to cooling and refrigeration is one of the main aims of energy access efforts, but many off-grid refrigerators continue to use hydrofluorocarbon gases, which have high global warming potential, as refrigerants. This research note has been developed to raise further awareness around this issue within the energy access community. In addition to this research note, the Low Energy Inclusive Appliances (LEIA) programme will be undertaking other research projects to investigate other unintended environmental consequences and broader environmental sustainability issues in the off- and weak-grid appliance sector.

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