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Business opportunities for European companies in South Ea...


About this presentation

related to ATMOsphere Europe 2018
published on 20 November 2018
13 pages

About the speaker(s)

Franziska Menten


Franziska has 10 years of professional experience in the field of climate-friendly technologies in HVAC&R, working with the private and public sector. 

At the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), she is working on the cross-sectoral development and implementation of projects related to the Montreal Protocol and the phase down of HFCs. One of the key objectives of current projects is the establishment of partnerships between national and international technology suppliers and linking them with financing institutions and mechanisms to facilitate investments for supporting the introduction of best available NatRef, energy-efficient technologies and practices in developing countries.

Franziska holds a Master’s degree in Business and Economics from Humboldt University in Berlin and a degree in International Management from Bordeaux Business School.

Riccardo Savigliano


Riccardo holds a PHD in Plant Pathology and Pest Management, with a specific focus on horticulture. He graduated from the University of Torino, Italy, as Agricultural Engineer with a focus on Agro-Environmental Protection. Before joining UNIDO in 2008, he served the Italian Ministry of Environment Land and Sea, dealing with implementation of the Montreal Protocol at national and international level.

At UNIDO Riccardo is responsible for a number of projects in various countries and industrial sectors, including refrigeration and air conditioning. This includes actions to improve and expand the food cold chain in developing countries in order to reduce food losses and GHG emissions. Projects are designed to stimulate the application of innovative refrigeration technologies with the involvement of governments, end-users, technology supplier and financial investors.