Division of Technology, Industry and Economics


An alliance of global companies, Refrigerants, Naturally promotes a shift in point-of-sale cooling technology in the food and drink, food service and retail sectors towards alternative refrigeration technology that protects the Earth's climate and ozone layer. The alliance is taking action to combat global warming and climate change by replacing F-gases in refrigeration equipment with climate-friendly natural refrigerants.This partnership is supported by both UNEP and Greenpeace.

Refrigerants, Naturally! is recognized as a "Partnership for Sustainable Development" by the UN Commission on Sustainable Development as a voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative that contributes to the implementation of Agenda 21.

US EPA awarded the companies with its Climate Protection Award 2005 in recognition for their leadership in developing innovative ways to combat global warming by promoting the development of environmentally friendly refrigeration technology. In 2011, Refrigerants, Naturally! received the Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership of Harvard University`s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

For more information, visit www.refrigerantsnaturally.com

Refrigerants, Naturally and the MDGs

The voluntary private sector initiative supported by UNEP and Greenpeace contributes to the implementation of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, specifically:

  • Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Goal 8: Develop a global partnerhip for sustainability