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

Conference resolution “Natural refrigerant ammonia. Chemical and technical security of the Russian Federation”

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  1. For the purposes of ensuring the chemical and technical security of the Russian Federation, promote proliferation and more active use of ammonia in industrial refrigerating systems in the Russian Federation.
  2. Recommend to organize, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, an interdepartmental working group on conversion of the Russian economy to natural refrigerants, foam agents and solvents as ozone-safe and climate-friendly substances to stimulate their application in operation and production of HVAC&R equipment.
  3. Charge the Russian Union of Refrigeration Industry, with the involvement of OAO VNIIKhT, OAO GaloPolimer, and other organizations concerned, with the preparation of a proposal on stimulation of production, adoption and proliferation of ozone-safe natural refrigerants, solvents, foam agents and polyurethane foam insulation components, and equipment containing those substances in the Russian Federation by November 20, 2013, to be included into draft federal target program “National Framework for Chemical and Biological Safety of the Russian Federation (2015–2020).”
  4. Recommend the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation to include proposals indicated in point 3 into draft federal target program “National Framework for Chemical and Biological Safety of the Russian Federation (2015–2020).”
  5. Recommend the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, in cooperation with federal executive bodies concerned, to elaborate, and submit to the Government of the Russian Federation, the Program for conversion of the refrigerating industry and refrigeration engineering to ozone-safe and climate-friendly substances.
    The elaboration term of the draft state program is 2nd quarter 2014.
  6. Recommend the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, in cooperation with federal executive bodies and economic entities concerned, to organize work on harmonization of the regulatory framework on the use of ammonia and halocarbons and their use in HVAC&R systems in the Russian Federation with respective documents of the European Union.
  7. For the purposes of implementing the Climate Doctrine of the Russian Federation endorsed by executive order of the President of the Russian Federation of December 17, 2009, No.861-рп, and in pursuance of the Russian President’s Decree No. 752 “On reduction of greenhouse gas emissions” dated 30.09.2013, recommend the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation and other federal executive bodies concerned to elaborate, and submit to the Government of the Russian Federation, proposals on the state regulation of the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases.
  8. Support the intention of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, GAOU UTs Professional, Association of Professionals in Industry of Climate non-profit organization and UNIDO to elaborate a professional standard and professional certification in installation, repair and servicing of refrigerating systems, including those that use natural refrigerants, for the purposes of establishing a mandatory certification system for technicians engaged in installation and servicing HVAC&R equipment.
  9. Recommend the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation to elaborate a package of measures on training personnel, in vocational secondary and higher educational institutions, for the HVAC&R sector for production, installation and servicing of ammonia systems.
  10. For the purposes of disseminating the Russian and international best practices in efficient use of natural refrigerants, recommend the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation and UNIDO to hold annual conferences on the topic.