Refrigerants, Naturally! for LIFE

Sustainable cooling for Europe's small food retail stores

The Refrigerants, Naturally! for LIFE project (RefNat4LIFE) aims to promote the uptake of climate-friendly cooling alternatives among end users of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) equipment and servicing providers. 


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What we do and why

Refrigerants, Naturally! for LIFE (RefNat4LIFE) receives funding from the LIFE Programme, the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action

  1. Project numbers: LIFE18 GIC/DE/001104
  2. Project duration: June 2019 to December 2021
  3. Total project budget: 1,656,814 Euro
  4. Funding under the EU LIFE programme: 55% of the project budget.


Ref, Nat! for LIFE is a demonstration project with best-practice elements. It addresses 2 EU policy priorities:

  • Climate Governance and Information (CGI) and
  • Climate Change Mitigation (CCM). 

The focus of the project is on two main aspects:

  1. increase the uptake of training for service personnel of equipment using climate-friendly alternatives and
  2. raise awareness and increase the uptake of climate friendly cooling alternatives among the organic food retail (OFR) sector as a representative of individual retailers largely not organized in bigger company groups (including corner stores, convenience stores, butchers, bakeries, snacks), but with strong growth potential in urban settings. 

Refrigerants, Naturally!

Refrigerants, Naturally! is a global multi-stakeholder initiative committed to combat climate change and ozone layer depletion. It provides a platform for industry stakeholders for positive change in two fields: natural refrigerants and energy efficiency.


Organisations and individuals who want to actively support natural refrigerants, may join the Association Refrigerants, Naturally! 


Refrigerants, Naturally! welcomes the active participation from individual food retailers, supermarket chains, RACHP servicing companies, training providers, system and component suppliers, NGOs and other stakeholders that want to promote the shift to climate friendly cooling.