International Institute of Refrigeration publishes Informatory Note on the impact of the refrigeration sector on climate change


In line with its corporate objective to promote knowledge of refrigeration and associated technologies and applications on a global scale, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has published a new Informatory Note on ‘The Impact of the Refrigeration Sector on Climate Change’.

The 35th IIR Informatory Note reviews existing data to estimate past greenhouse gas emissions generated by refrigeration systems and make projections for the future.

A press release explained, “As ascertained by this Informatory Note, the refrigeration sector is responsible for 7.8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, almost two thirds of which are generated by the electricity used by refrigeration systems.”

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