NAMA for the domestic refrigeration sector in Colombia

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Sector Industry, Waste
Focus area Energy efficiency
Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Implementation
Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
Start of initiative 2016
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost EUR 121 mln
Financing requested
(no data)
Financing received to-date EUR 9 mln
Principal source of financing Multilateral
Principal type of financing Grant
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development Ministry of Mines and Energy
International funder(s) NAMA Facility
Organization providing technical support GIZ
Contact Leydy Suarez Orozco

María Victoria Reyes Mesa


The objective of the NAMA is to reduce emissions from the domestic refrigeration sector by providing technical support and capacity building.

Activities: (2017 - 2021)
This NAMA will address and support capacity building measures for:

  • a ban of HFCs and the application of MEPS in the domestic refrigeration sector
  • production line conversions using hydrocarbon refrigerants instead of HFC and changed product design to improve energy efficiency
  • an innovative replacement program including a sustainable on bill financing mechanism with incentives for low-income households when old-inefficient appliances are returned
  • implementation of a sustainable EPR scheme by which producers and importers are given responsibility for domestic refrigerators at the end of their lives.

The NAMA, submitted in the third call for projects of the NAMA Facility, has been pre-selected by the NAMA Facility Board and is currently under appraisal.

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: 16.8 MtCO2e
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: * Training and education
  • Food safety
  • Colombia to gain international recognition as a frontrunner
Economic: * Reduced energy costs for households
  • Qualification and certification of local technicians
  • Raise sustainable competitiveness of producers
  • National savings on energy
Environmental: * Preservation of valuable raw materials
  • Less pollution and toxic waste
  • Less food waste through better cooling

MRV Framework:

Two main indicators will be used to monitor and report the reduction of greenhouse gases emissions: the number of refrigerators replaced, and the number of refrigerators that are managed by certified companies. The implementation of an anticipated recycling rate within the Extended Producer Responsibility will ensure that environmental management is (financially) covered by the manufacturers.

Furthermore, manufactures will report the number of produced and sold R-600a fridges.

Additionally the committee of the National Green Replacement fund will report on private co-financing, e.g. contribution of the private sector but also about the credit volume disbursed under the NAMA.


The costs are needed to reach the following outputs:
  • Output 1: Policy framework for the transformation of the domestic refrigeration sector is established
  • Output 2: Producer are designing and producing climate friendly energy efficient refrigerators
  • Output 3: New for old replacement programme is established.
  • Output 4: Old fridges are returned and processed in a recycling scheme
  • Output 5: Cross sectoral capacity building.
To reach output 1, the amount of 1.8M€ will be necessary (0.75M€ support needed; 1M€ national co-funding), 22M will be needed to reach output 2 and 4 (4.75M€ support needed, 17M€ national co-funding) and 98M€ for output 3 (3.5M€ support needed, 94M national co-funding). 3M is needed for capacity building and technical support (Technical assistance for new, alternative technologies; Strengthening management systems/ institutional strengthening (policy); Training for e-waste manager and Awareness/ outreach/ Workshops). Capacity building takes place on all above indicated levels: individual (e.g. manufacturer technicians and engineers), institutional level (ministries for MRV, RED VERDE for EPR) and on the systemic level (learning of society by awareness raising with regard to environmental friendly products and proper waste management).