The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has launched a quiz on refrigeration and the environment that it says enables participants from all fields and backgrounds to gain rapid insight on key environmental issues.

Focusing on the impact the refrigeration sector can have on the environment from a technical, scientific, and societal point of view, the 10-question quiz is designed to be an informal and amusing way for individuals to familiarize themselves with, and test their knowledge on, this issue. The quiz also provides detailed answers to its questions, giving participants the opportunity to further expand their understanding.

To test your knowledge on refrigeration and the environment with the IIR 10-question quiz, click here:

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The IIR launched the quiz in conjunction with the newly released 35th IIR Informatory Note on The Impact of the Refrigeration Sector on Climate Change.

The 35th IIR Informatory Note reviews existing data to estimate past greenhouse gas emissions generated by refrigeration systems and makes projections for the future.

According to the latest Informatory Note, the refrigeration sector is responsible for 7.8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, almost two-thirds of which are generated by the electricity used by refrigeration systems. IIR said this presents two challenges: reducing refrigerant emissions, particularly of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in accordance with the application of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol (which enters into force on Jan. 1, 2019); and making equipment more energy efficient while developing the use of renewable energy.

The Paris-based IIR is an independent intergovernmental science- and technology- based organization promoting refrigeration knowledge and associated technologies that improve quality of life in a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner.  For more information visit

Publication date: 2/7/2018

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