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Phase-out of ozone-depleting substances
and fluorinated greenhouse gases in the Russian Federation

Regional center in Armenia


Project “Development of International Regional Centre of Excellence for Training and Certification and Demonstration of Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants” was initiated by the Russian Federation and is financed by its contribution into the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol.

The center is located in Armenia.

Objectives and tasks of the project

The main objective of the project is to promote wide introduction of refrigerants with low GWP in countries of the regional ozone network of Europe and Central Asia (RON A5), improve maintenance practices for refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Read more

Social importance

The project implementation affects not only technological, educational and environmental spheres but also the social one. Read more


The project is organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia, National Ozone Unit of Armenia, Anania Shirakatsi National Lyceum and UNIDO. Read more

Project components

The project objectives will be achieved through all its components: establishment of the infrastructure of the regional center, support of its operation for the first year, adaptation and development of training programs and manuals in English and Russian, creation of a web-portal of the project, development of online training courses for the center and establishment of a pilot project based on use of natural refrigerants. Read more

Participants and partners

The center will become a space for the win-win partnership between governmental authorities, business, educational institutions and trade associations. Read more

Project management

Information about executing and coordinating agencies, source of finance and budget. Read more

Project schedule

The project will be implemented within 36 months. Read more


Lessons learned

Output of the project

The project is expected to establish a regional center, ensure its operation and implement a pilot project based on low-GWP technologies. Read more


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