Replacing refrigeration systems in Africa to reduce energy consumption
30 July 2009
Cameroon, Egypt, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sudan are going to participate in a programme for replacing CFC-based refrigeration systems.
Financed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the French Fund for the World Environment (FFEM) in the amount of 5.3 million Euros (7.5 million Dollars), the project should make it possible to reduce CO2 emissions considerably, as well as the consumption of electricity in commercial, residential, and industrial buildings.
The financing agreement was signed on Monday, 28 July, by UNIDO Director General, Kandeh K. Yumkella, and FFEM Secretary General Marc-Antoine Martin.
The project aims to replace 10% of the refrigeration systems, which should lead to a reduction of 565,000 tonnes of CO2, as well as reducing electricity consumption.