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Atmosphere 2009 - The International conference on natural refrigerants, October 18-20, Brussels

Atmosphere 2009, the international conference on natural refrigerants, will bring together industry and finance experts, and policy makers from Europe, the US, and Australia to discuss CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbons.

18 October 2009 - 20 October 2009
Belgium

Media Alert

What: Atmosphere 2009
When: October 18-20, 2009
Where: Hotel Amigo, Rue de l’Amigo 1-3, Brussels 1000, Belgium

Atmosphere 2009, the international conference on natural refrigerants, will bring together industry and finance experts, and policy makers from Europe, the US, and Australia to discuss CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbons.

As a milestone on the way to Post-Kyoto discussions in Copenhagen this coming December, Atmosphere 2009 sets out to sum up the technical, political and economic challenges natural refrigerants are still facing.
Key speakers include:
Rajendra Shende - Head, OzonAction, United Nations Environment Programme
Lambert Kuijpers - Co-Chair, TEAP
Steve Gorman - GEF Executive Coordinator, World Bank
Thomas Verheye - Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission
Uwe Lahl - Director-General, German Federal Ministry for the Environment
Keilly Witman - Leader GreenChill Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Volkmar Hasse - Director, Proklima GTZ
Wolfgang Lohbeck - Leader for Special Projects, Greenpeace Germany
Antoine Azar - Global Program Manager, The Coca-Cola Company
Rene van Gerwen - Global Lead Engineer Refrigeration & HVAC, Unilever
Paul Homsy - Head of Refrigeration & Hygienic Air Handling, Nestlé
Andy Campbell - Head of refrigeration environmental, Tesco

Other highlights include:
• "Recommendations for Copenhagen", a call to action by a coalition of organisations to consider natural refrigerants on global environmental policy agendas will be launched at the conference and handed over to decision makers in Copenhagen.
• Experts from NARECO2, a cross-European project, will launch a comprehensive guide and e-learning package on the use of carbon dioxide at the conference.
• German Environment Agency (UBA) will put the world’s first vehicle with a CO2 Mobile Air Conditioning that is used for daily government transport at the disposal of conference participants & media (explanation + test rides)
• Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) will operate live an A/C unit with propane (R290) now produced for the first time in China as an example to leapfrog HCFCs in developing countries
For conference registration, programme, media briefing and biographies please go to www.Atmosphere2009/pages/media.center.php
Further information:

Michael Kessler
Atmosphere 2009 Media Relations
Email: mkessler@ya.com
Mobile: +34 655 792 699

Christianna Papazahariou
Head of Government Affairs, shecco
“Recommendations for Copenhagen” / Policy
Email: christianna.papazahariou@shecco.com
Mobile: +32 484 138 069

Nina Burhenne, Marketing Manager, shecco
Atmosphere 2009 / Technology / Industry
Email: nina.burhenne@shecco.com
Mobile: +32 473 468 194

Keywords

Climate change