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Coalition of Companies Creates Cold Chain Council
03 February 2015

A coalition of major companies that comprise the  supply chain worldwide have organized the Global Food Cold Chain Council  (GFCCC). This initiative seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emission in processing,  transportation, storage, and retail display of cold food and to stimulate  demand for climate-friendly technology. The announcement was made by the  Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, with the Air-Conditioning,  Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and other private sector partners  at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit held in New York City.  This private sector initiative will promote efforts that stimulate demand for  climate-friendly technologies while reducing refrigerant emissions, minimizing  food spoilage and enhancing energy efficiency in the food cold chain. The initiative  will also work with partners in the CCAC (Climate and Clean Air Coalition) to  develop and implement broad-based public and private sector collaborative  solutions to reduce HFC emissions across developed and developing nations. The  council will work with individual businesses, associations, governments, and  civil society. “The food cold chain is responsible for nearly one-third of  global HFC emissions,” said Kevin Fay, GFCCC executive director. “The GFCCC is  part of the alliance’s comprehensive approach to achieving the global reduction  of high-GWP HFCs.” The alliance pledged to take actions and support policies to  reduce global HFC emissions by 80% by 2050. Industry leaders advocated the  North American-proposed amendment to the Montreal Protocol as the best means of  achieving a global phasedown of HFCs while increasing research and development  of the next generation of refrigerants. (Source:

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