International News


REAL ALTERNATIVES: THE CONSORTIUM IS GOING STRONG ALSO IN 2022!

At the end of April 2022 the REAL Alternatives Consortium met online for the usual biannual conference call, where all the Member Countries update one another on the progress of the project’s implementation, such as training sessions delivered.


CENTRO STUDI GALILEO MET UNIDO MONTREAL PROTOCOL TEAM IN VIENNA: FOCUS ON AFRICA TRAININGS

Africa’s future is depending also on refrigeration: in a continent where food waste exceeds 70% due to the difficulties with adequate storage and transportation, and where it is often impossible to deliver medicines and vaccines because of lacking infrastructure, refrigeration can be the key to an unprecedented breakthrough.


AREA BOARD MEETING IN ATHENS, GREECE

AREA 21 Member Countries, represented by 25 respective Associations, finally met in person in Athens – Greece on May 12-13; during the general assembly Coen van de Sande (NVKL – the Netherlands), was elected President; Marco Buoni (ATF – Italy) takes now the position of former president with an international affairs mandate.


CSG WEBINAR, VIDEO RECORDING AVAILABLE: “EFFICIENT AND SAFE SYSTEMS USING A2L REFRIGERANTS

The video recording of CSG’s latest international webinar is now available on the Galileo TV YouTube channel! The event featured presentations by Lu-ve Group and Nippon Gases, focusing on the top solutions to guarantee the best and safest performance within systems working with A2L refrigerants.


“EFFICIENT AND SAFE SYSTEMS USING A2L REFRIGERANTS ”: NEW INTERNATIONAL FREE WEBINAR ON MAY 18TH BY CSG

A new online free training opportunity is approaching thanks to CSG Webinars: on 18th May, from 11 am to 12 pm CEST, we will debate with speakers from LU-VE Group and Nippon Gases on A2L refrigerants, analysing their efficiency and safety in relation to RAC systems.


UNEP, ON APRIL 13TH A UNIQUE ONLINE MEETING WITH EU COMMISSION AND AREA ON ALTERNATIVE REFRIGERANTS’ TRAINING

UNEP OzonAction invites all interested attendees to join its meeting on “certification schemes for RACHP technicians / companies”, taking place on Wednesday, 13 April 2022, at 11:00-13:00 Paris / CEST time (with English-Russian interpretation).


SUCCESSFUL MADAGASCAN TRAIN-THE-TRAINERS: AIR CONDITIONING AND FLAMMABLE REFRIGERANTS BEST PRACTICES

In the frame of the HCFC phase-out management plan for Madagascar, from 23rd to 25th March 2022 the Train the Trainers event delivered by Centro Studi Galileo took place in Antananarivo, in cooperation with the national Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, with the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.


MESSAGE TO THE HVAC/R SECTOR BY THE CHAIRMAN OF UKRAINE’S REFRIGERATION ASSOСIATION

Serhii Anashkin, Chairman of the “Refrigeration Assoсiation of Ukraine”, delivered his significant message to the European RAC sector, particularly the main representatives of companies and associations, through ATF – Associazione Italiana Tecnici del Freddo.


AREA MEETS UKRAINE’S RAC ASSOCIATION: WHAT CAN OUR SECTOR DO?

On March 24th, representatives of the Refrigeration Association of Ukraine and the European Association of Contractors AREA met via conference call. Serhii Anashkin, Chairman of the Ukrainian RAC Association shed light on the current situation and explained how the refrigeration sector could act to help.


“DIGITALIZATION FOR REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING”: ON MARCH 29, CSG NEW INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR

A new online free training opportunity is approaching thanks to CSG Webinars: on 29th March, from 11 am to 12 pm CET, we will debate with speakers from Fieldpiece and Bitzer on the digital services that give refrigeration and air conditioning a helping hand.


REAL ALTERNATIVES: AN INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS STORY HELPING THE RACHP MOVE TOWARDS LOW GWP REFRIGERANTS

On 2nd March more than 370 participants joined the live Real Alternatives’ webinar “Refrigerant Emissions Alternatives and Leakage – blended learning for low GWP refrigerants” for 3 hours of presentations with simultaneous translation in 6 languages and 13 speakers.


FREE REAL ALTERNATIVES WEBINAR ON NATURAL REFRIGERANTS, MARCH 2ND

In light of the F-gas regulation revision proposal that is expected in spring 2022, the REAL Alternatives Consortium is hosting an online event on 2nd March to present and discuss international training for technicians focusing on flammable refrigerants and carbon dioxide.


INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL ISSUE 2022: MEETING IN PARIS WITH UNEP AND IIF-IIR

On November 30th, Paris was the meeting place for the International Special Issue’s historical editors: Centro Studi Galileo, the United Nations Environment Programme – OzonAction and the International Institute of Refrigeration.


A MESSAGE FROM AREA’S PRESIDENT: “GROWING IMPORTANCE AND DUTIES FOR A BETTER INDUSTRY: THIS IS OUR SECTOR FOR 2022”

Over the last two years, we have witnessed more than ever that contractors are fundamental for our daily lives: they design, install and maintain RACHP equipment, to ensure safety, reliability and efficiency in all essential services such as supermarkets, hospitals, data centres and workplaces.


REFRIGERA SHOW: BIG SUCCESS FOR ITALY’S RAC EXHIBITION IN BOLOGNA

The participation of Centro Studi Galileo in Refrigera 2021 was a resounding success: a constant full house at the over thirty meetings with experts and partners, with the flagship conference on November 4th and the highly appreciated continuous training sessions.


KEY OUTCOMES: PRE-COP26 SIDE EVENT, UNESCO-TERRE-CSG-REI | ALL4CLIMATE ITALY 2021

Climate change is not just a crisis, but an emergency as urgent as the Pandemic: to act on it and explore the potentials of young people in addressing it, this Side Event was organized in the frame of All4Climate and Pre-COP26, utilising a multistakeholder setting, witnessing high-level presentations by international leading experts from UNESCO, TERRE Policy Centre, the City of Casale Monferrato, Centro Studi Galileo, and Renewable Energy Institute.


PRE-COP26 SIDE EVENT | ALL4CLIMATE ITALY 2021 | “SMART CAMPUS CLOUD NETWORK – A DIGITAL NETWORK OF UNIVERSITIES”

A recent survey by a group of universities reveals that almost 60% of young people are terrified, depressed by the climate crisis, and their fear about climate change is negatively affecting their daily lives. Climate change is not just a crisis, but an emergency: to address it, and explore the potentials of young people, this Side Event is proposed in the frame of All4Climate and Pre-COP26, taking place on 28th September 2021 in Italy.


AREA PRESIDENT MARCO BUONI’S TALK AT UN-FAO FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT ON 20 SEPTEMBER

On September 20th the Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Ozone Secretariat will host an event that will put a spot light on the critical role of sustainable cold chains in ensuring food safety and security, reducing food waste and loss, mitigating climate change and preventing the depletion of the ozone layer; in deep connection with the Montreal Protocol, its Kigali Amendment and its Rome Declaration on Sustainable Cold Chain Development.


EGYPT: TRAINING WITH UNITED NATIONS; CERTIFICATES DELIVERED BY 3 MINISTERS

The commitment of CSG to increase knowledge throughout the world proceeds relentlessly: the latest international event is thus the first one to happen fully face-to-face after the pandemic breakout; “Train-the-Trainers, Alternative Refrigerants Good Service Practice” was held in Egypt.


IRELAND JOINS LEARNING PROGRAMME REAL ALTERNATIVES

REAL Alternatives, the international programme for low-GWP alternatives technician training, is delighted to announce that ECAC, has joined the group as National Lead on REAL Alternatives training for Ireland.


NIGERIA, MALTA, EGYPT: TRAININGS ALL OVER THE WORLD & BACK IN CLASS

CSG’s commitment to spread knowledge and skills throughout the world proceeds relentlessly: in June three international courses have taken place, often in collaboration with the United Nations.


19TH EUCONFRAC: GREAT SUCCESS FOR THE HVAC/R LEADING EVENT

The United Nations have involved the major leading RAC experts from every corner of the world; a historic collaboration agreement between Europe and Africa was thus signed during the event.


AREA & U-3ARC WILL SIGN A MOU DURING THE EUROPEAN CONFERENCE

Politecnico University of Milan, is since several decades the centre of refrigeration worldwide recognized for the biennial conferences organised by UNEP-IIR-AREA-CSG. On 10th-11th June the signature.


REFRIGERATION IS THE FUTURE: TWO DAYS UNTIL 19TH EU CONFERENCE

For over 40 years, CSG’s European Conference, in collaboration with the United Nations, has been the most important event in the HVAC/R sector; 190 countries will virtually meet up at the Politecnico of Milan.


FIRST SUCCESSFUL TRAIN-THE-TRAINERS IN NIGERIA

Centro Studi Galileo is supporting the national RAC sector of Nigeria in building its workforce capacity, specifically increasing the knowledge on energy efficiency and energy saving in all practices concerning refrigeration.


19EUConfRAC: UPDATED PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED

In the wake of the striking success of its previous edition, the 19th European Conference on “The Latest Technologies in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning” will take place on 10-11 June 2021.