Baseline Data Collection for Room Air Conditioners (RAC) Market Study in Vietnam

26.06.2019 | Category: News

The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was approved by Parties on 15th October 2016 and come into effective since January 1, 2019 as it has got ratification/approval from over 20 Parties. Under the Kigali Amendment, the phase-down schedule for HFCs for the Article 5 countries consists of 5 steps, including freezing from 2024 to 2028, 10% reduction from 2029 to 2034, 30% reduction from 2035 to 2039, 50% reduction from 2040 to 2044 and 80% reduction from 2045 onwards. The Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP) is a philanthropic initiative to support the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal Protocol. K-CEP focuses on the energy efficiency of cooling to increase and accelerate the climate and development benefits of the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFCs. The room air-conditioning (RAC) sector is increasingly contributing to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission due to direct (from the release of fluorinated gases or F-gases used as refrigerants used in RAC appliances) and indirect emissions (resulting from energy consumption of the appliances). With the growing demand for cooling in developing countries like Vietnam, it is expected that both types of GHG emissions will significantly rise within the next decades. In the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), Vietnam has committed to reduction of 8% of its GHG emissions by 2030 compared to the business-as-usual scenario, solely with domestic resources, which can come up to 25% with international support. The RAC sector has a high potential to contribute to these objectives. The CLASP has invited the Ecology and Environment Institute (EEI) to submit proposals for the Baseline Data Collection for Room Air Conditioners (RAC) Market Study in Vietnam as defined in the Terms of Reference (TOR). Then, EEI has been chosen to conduct this Assignment through the Contract with CLASP in April 2018. Under the contract, an assignment for RAC market survey has been conducted.

In order to achieve the objective of the Assignment, the both approaches of secondary data (top-down) and primary data (bottom-up) are applied.