As part of the 2020 celebrations of the World Refrigeration Day; the WRD Secretariat, ASHRAE, European Partnership for Energy and Environment (EPEE), the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), UNEP OzonAction, and the Global Food Cold Chain Council (GFCCC)  are jointly campaigning to address the importance of Cold Chain sector and its vital role for food safety and security as well as human health The joint Campaign is titled: “COLD CHAIN 4 LIFE”

We encourage the industry to use the opportunity of WRD to raise awareness and understanding of the significant role that the industry, its science and its technology play in modern life and society in a safe and responsible manner that is fully compliant with local restrictions and aligned to all safety measures

The partners to the campaign have prepared a package of support materials and resources to be used by governments, associations, and companies in celebrating WRD-2020. They are available below.  However, with the current global pandemic of COVID-19, WRD-2020 functions should be transformed from a mainly physical event experience into a virtual and online event.
We welcome creative thinking and look forward to learning about the many ways you can promote our industry, its applications and careers.

    Celebration Kit

    Other Useful References

    1.   EPEE- Count on Cooling Flyer (EN)
    2.   EPEE – Count on Cooling White Paper (EN) 
    3.   IIR- Inf. Note Role of Refrigeration in Global Economy (EN)
    4.   IIR- Inf. Note Role of Refrigeration in Global Economy (FR)
    5.   IIR- Inf. Note Role of Refrigeration in Nutition (EN)
    6.   IIR- Inf. Note Role of Refrigeration in Nutition (FR)
    7.   IIR-UNEP Cold Chain Technology Brief – Cold Storage and Refrigerated Warehouse (EN | FR | SP)
    8.   IIR-UNEP Cold Chain Technology Brief – Commercial, Professional and Domestic Refrigeration (EN | FR | SP)
    9.   IIR-UNEP Cold Chain Technology Brief – Fishing Vessel Application (EN | FR | SP)
    10. IIR-UNEP Cold Chain Technology Brief – Refrigeration in Food Production and Processing (EN | FR | SP)
    11. IIR-UNEP Cold Chain Technology Brief – Transport Refrigeration (EN | | FR | SP)
    12. UNEP OzonAction Scoop – Refrigeration and food security (EN)
    13. UNEP OzonAction Scoop – Extending the Shelf Life of Cut Flowers and Fresh Produce (EN)
    14. FAO Report – The State of Food and Agriculture, Moving forward on food loss and waste reduction (EN)
    15. FAO Flyer – Moving forward on food loss and waste reduction (EN)
    16. FAO Policy Brief – How to reduce food loss and waste for food security and environmental sustainability (EN)

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