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Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assessment of Off- and Weak-Grid Refrigeration Technologies

The Low Energy Inclusive Appliances (LEIA) programme undertook this research to assess the overall climate impact from the full life cycle of off-grid domestic refrigerators and walk-in cold rooms.

A comprehensive life cycle greenhouse gas emission assessment was carried out on three cooling technologies used in low- and middle-income off- and weak-grid markets. This report describes methodological details alongside summaries of climate-related insights.

The authors have developed a summary of this report titled, ‘Note for policy makers: Life cycle GHG emissions assessment of off- and weak-grid refrigeration technologies’, which will assist policy makers to incentivise the development of least carbon off- and weak-grid refrigeration technologies suitable for developing countries.