During the first half of the 20th Century, mankind invented fluorinated refrigerants, based on the advancement of chemistry and mechanical engineering. However, refrigerants were known much earlier but were mostly using ice or other non-fluorinated refrigerants,
such as Carbon Dioxide or Ammonia or Hydrocarbons, but with very limited use in terms of residential or industry applications.
Over the last three decades, the world realized that the most safe and efficient refrigerants, that were used for decades, are contributing negatively to the global warming and ozone depletion and threatening life on the planet at longer terms. Because of that, industry and governments engaged in a legal and research processes to find alternatives and control the emissions of refrigerants while maintaining the pace of human development and style of life. Che Montreal Protocol is a live example of international successful efforts to combat the depletion of ozone layer through phasing out the ozone depleting substances (ODSs) including ozone depleting refrigerants as well as phasing down the higher-GWP refrigerants as per the Kigali Amendment.
Co celebrate the first ever World Refrigeration Day, ASHRAE and UN Environment (OzonAction), in collaboration with World Refrigeration Day Secretariat are campaigning together, under the theme Refrigerants for Life.
Whether you are an individual, government, private sector, institution, NGO, etc. you can use any of the following material to join the campaign: