Webinar session on "Refrigerants, Naturally! Cool Partnership", 
Monday, 14 April 2014 at 14:00 PM CEST (GMT+2)

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Refrigerants, Naturally! is a global initiative of companies committed to combat climate change by replacing environmentally harmful fluorinated gases with natural refrigerants. Members are PepsiCo, Red Bull, The Coca-Cola Company and Unilever. The initiative is supported by Greenpeace and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The member companies promote a shift in commercial refrigeration, i.e.  point-of-sale cooling units (beverage coolers, vendors, dispensers and ice-cream freezers) towards natural refrigerants.  
Member companies have collectively placed more than 3 million HFC-free refrigeration units using natural refrigerants in almost all countries around the world and thereby phased out more than 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions equivalent based on the avoided HFC refrigerant emissions. 

This natural refrigerant-based equipment is more energy-efficient than the HFC- and HCFC-equipment it has replaced; it thus achieves long-term cost benefits and significantly reduces indirect emissions related to the use of energy. 

In this webinar, Refrigerants, Naturally! is pleased to share the partnership’s experience to date in applying natural refrigeration technologies, and hopes to discuss options that could encourage the emergence of more climate-friendly practices in the future.


Claudia Becker, Network manager, Based in the Refrigerants, Naturally! Secretariat in Germany, Claudia has been managing network activities, events and communications for this global partnership of companies and NGOs for two years. She is also a communications advisor at HEAT GmbH, an environmental consultancy specialized in ozone layer and climate protection.

 “Refrigerants, Naturally! Cool Partnership”

Bryan Jacob, Climate Protection Director, The Coca-Cola Company, Bryan is a ramblin’ wreck from Georgia Tech.  Since 1993, he has been coordinating and managing environmental programs for The Coca‑Cola Company.  Recent initiatives include environmental performance measurement, energy- efficiency, climate protection and support of the company’s Sustainable Refrigeration Program known as eKOfreshment.  Bryan’s current role is to lead the company’s program to reduce the carbon footprint of the ‘drink-in-your-hand’ which covers the Coca-Cola system end-to-end value chain.
 “Phase-Out F-Gases in Commercial Refrigeration”

Emad Jafa, Director Equipment Development, Pepsico, as global R&D director, Emad is leading the Coolers/Vending innovation and equipment sustainability at Pepsico. He has a wide range of experience in refrigeration and cooling equipment globally, specifically: Cooler innovation and sustainability, refrigeration and air conditioning, Six Sigma design and large engineering project management. He joined PepsiCo in 2007. He has led the global cooler program, and represents PepsiCo‘s cooler sustainability programs with partners like Greenpeace, RefNat, Consumer Goods Forum. He has 20 years of experience leading engineering projects at General Electric Consumer and Industrial group, Caterpillar and Carrier/United Technology.
 “Performance with Purpose – The Promise of PepsiCo” [This presentation is not available]

Berty Jacob, Senior R&D Manager, Unilever, He is currently based at the Global Design Centre for Ice Cream in the U.K. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering and joined Unilever in 1989. After working in manufacturing in the Beverages (Coffee and Tea) category for 5 years, he joined the ice cream category during the start up of Unilever’s new ice cream business in India where he was responsible for setting up the cold chain. During this time, he was part of the team that developed and successfully tested hydrocarbon based ice cream cabinets in India in collaboration with other partners. He later moved to Italy to join the Ice Cream Innovation centre in Rome, responsible for development of new delivery systems. He has been based in the UK since 2007 and is currently responsible for leading projects in the area of novel products, channel and customer led innovations that also includes environmentally friendly and energy efficient ice cream selling systems. 
 "UNILEVER: Driving a Sustainable Growth Agenda"

Florian Wallner, After Sales Management & Systems, Red Bull, He joined Red Bull end of 2008 after finishing his studies in Business Administration and Production in Austria and Sweden. Since then he takes care of all aftersales related measures that increase Red Bull’s POS items’ lifetime, spare part management playing a major role thereof. Apart from that he manages software systems in the Purchasing Department. The sustainability focus of his role is about gathering data concerning energy efficiency and carbon footprint of Red Bull’s coolers.
 "RED BULL, Refrigerants, Naturally!"

 Date: Monday 14 April 2014 | Time: 14:00 PM CEST (GMT+02:00) 

Paris (France) Monday, 14 April 2014, 14:00:00   CEST  UTC+2 hours
Manama (Bahrain) Monday, 14 April 2014, 15:00:00 AST   UTC+3 hours
Nairobi (Kenya) Monday, 14 April 2014, 15:00:00  EAT   UTC+3 hours
Panama (Panama) Monday, 14 April 2014, 07:00:00  EST   UTC-5 hours
Bangkok (Thailand) Monday, 14 April 2014, 19:00:00 ICT UTC+7 hours

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For the webinar you will need a computer, a wired internet connection and a headset with a microphone, web camera recommended.
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