Guideline for the promotion of Refrigeration and air conditioning systems with non-halogenated refrigerants in stationary and vehicle applications within the framework of the National Climate Protection Initiative (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Directive)
The funding programme is a component of the National Climate Protection Initiative and is intended to help Germany achieve its climate protection goals: Germany's long-term goal is to become largely greenhouse gas neutral by 2050. The German government is thus implementing the goal of the Paris Convention to keep the rise in the average earth temperature well below 2 °C compared with pre-industrial levels and to make efforts to limit the rise in temperature to 1.5 °C compared with pre-industrial levels. The medium-term goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Germany by at least 55 percent by 2030 compared with 1990 levels.
An important contribution to achieving the climate protection targets can be made in the area of refrigeration and air conditioning technology by increasing energy efficiency, reducing refrigeration requirements and further reducing emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases. The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety is therefore promoting the greater use of climate protection technologies in refrigeration and air-conditioning technology through investment grants.
According to the Directive on the Promotion of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Directive) of 19 December 2018, stationary refrigeration and air conditioning systems as well as vehicle air conditioning systems in buses and rail vehicles are subsidised.
The Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) is responsible for processing grant applications and disbursing subsidies.
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