REAL Alternatives LIVE!

Thursday 28th May 2020 10:20 to 17:15

1 European countries2Three years ago partners came together to plan an e-learning and train the trainer programme to change attitudes towards the use of low GWP alternative refrigerants in Europe including Flammables (HC and HFO), Carbon Dioxide and Ammonia.  The programme “ REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE “ was co-funded by  8 organisations representing 6  countries and the EU LIFE environment programme, to support EU climate objectives.  Join us on 28th May for a series of short presentations from those who have been involved in developing the e-learning, information booklets, study days, technician training and policymaker meetings that make up REAL Alternatives. Find out about the challenges that have been addressed, the successful outcomes and how the programme has grown to a network of 19 national leads, extending beyond Europe and delivering so far over 500 Certifications.  Hear how inconsistencies in training between countries are being addressed, how you can access free training and what the plans are for the future of the programme.


REAL Alternatives LIVE begins at 10.20 BST and will include four interactive sessions running throughout the day, each chaired by an international expert. There will be a live question and answer session with our speakers – trainers who are delivering and those who have developed the learning programme.  We will also demonstrate a series of practical training videos covering carbon dioxide and hydrocarbon handling. Register once and you will gain access to all of the live sessions as well as recordings of the talks that will be available for two weeks after the event:


Register here




Session 1

10.20 Welcome and introduction

10.40 The RACHP Sector and environmental policy

10.45 International Project Partners - Why they got involved, what they did and why this has been important for their country

11.40 – 12.00 Questions and Discussion


Session 2

12.20 How attitudes and experience of low GWP refrigerants are changing.

12.40 The impact of improved training across Europe

12.40 Various speakers from international project stakeholders

13.20 to 13.30 Questions and Discussion


Session 3

14.20 REAL Alternatives beyond the EU - a Global Perspective

14.40 A National Commitment to improving training in Spain

14.50 The changing landscape for training across Europe – various speakers

15.40 to 15.50  Questions and Discussion


Session 4

16.00 The Importance of Practical Training and Certification

16.20 Carbon Dioxide Training Tours

16.40 Hydrocarbon Training Tours

17.00 to 17.15 Questions and Discussion


Institute of Refrigeration  
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Carshalton Surrey SM5 2JR 
United Kingdom 

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