EPEE – UN Environment – Bahrain – Kuwait side event during MOP 29

22 / 11 / 2017

In collaboration with UN Environment OzonAction and the governments of Bahrain and Kuwait, EPEE organised a side event on the margins of the 29th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 29) on Tuesday 21 November in Montreal.

The event presented the HFC Outlook model for Bahrain and Kuwait built in collaboration with EPEE, Gluckman Consulting and UN Environment and based on the well-known EPEE Gapometer project. The EPEE Gapometer forecasts the impact of the EU HFC phase-down mechanism on multi-national and multi-sectoral markets, measuring progress towards achieving the desired reductions and communicating key issues to decision makers and stakeholders.

The HFC Outlook model was developed in cooperation with UN Environment, EPEE and Gluckman Consulting for a pilot project in Bahrain and Kuwait. It aims to build realistic scenarios for the use of HFCs in conjunction with the phase-out of HCFCs, primarily over the next decade, for different types of uses and applications. It goes into the detail of each market subsector in terms of collecting historical data for the bank of equipment over the last 20 years, building estimates of consumption and drawing scenarios for technology selection over the next 10 years. The process of building the comprehensive HFC Outlook Model required rigorous data collection and validation at country level and a significant amount of software development.

The side event was very well attended and showcased a successful collaboration between the project partners and the invaluable insights that such a model can provide. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact us at secretariat@epeeglobal.com