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Countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris

October 18, 2016

Nearly 200 countries struck a landmark deal today to reduce the emissions of powerful greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in a move that could prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of this century. Read more


Video of press-conference “Russian refrigeration industry and global environmental agreements”

January 26, 2016

The press-conference covered changes to Russian and international legislation on protection of the ozone layer and climate. Read more


Сonference “Implementation Results of UNIDO/GEF-MNRE Project “Phase Out of HCFCs and Promotion of HFC-Free Energy Efficient Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Systems in the Russian Federation Through Technology Transfer”

December 14, 2015

On December 10, 2015, the Moscow headquarters of the International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information hosted conference “Implementation Results of UNIDO/GEF-MNRE Project “Phase Out of HCFCs and Promotion of HFC-Free Energy Efficient Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Systems in the Russian Federation Through Technology Transfer” and the 8th meeting of the Steering Committee of the Project. Read more


Workshop on use of methyl formate as a PU foaming agent

November 26, 2015

On November 25–26, 2015, Vladimir hosted a workshop on use of methyl formate (MF) as a PU foaming agent. Read more


Three groups of specialists were trained at a working pilot hydrocarbon heat and refrigeration supply system

November 26, 2015

In November 2015, three groups of specialists were trained at the training center of Ostrov-Komplekt, Mytischy, Moscow region. The training in the form of workshops was a part of UNIDO/GEF/MNRE of Russia project “Phase out of HCFCs and Promotion of HFC-Free Energy Efficient Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Systems in the Russian Federation through Technology Transfer”. During implementation of the Project, specialists of Ostrov created a working model of a hydrocarbon system for heat and refrigeration supply of a typical mini hotel with a shop and laundry. Read more


Workshop on organization of manufacture of CO2 refrigerating equipment and presentation of a working model of a CO2 refrigerating unit for a retail food store

November 25, 2015

On November 24, 2015, facilities of KPP Nord, a Russian producer of refrigerating equipment, saw an end-of-project workshop, “Organization of manufacture of CO2 refrigerating equipment. Working model of a CO2 refrigerating unit for a retail food store”. Read more


2-day workshop “Training of production engineers for enterprises engaged in production of PU preinsulated pipes”

October 26, 2015

On October 21–22, 2-day workshop “Training of production engineers for enterprises engaged in production of PU preinsulated pipes” was held in Moscow and Peresvet, Moscow region, as part of implementation of UNIDO/GEF-MNRE Project on ODS phase-out in the Russian Federation. The workshop was organized by the Union of Eco-Friendly PU Product Manufacturers and Consumers with support of the Association of Preinsulated Pipe Manufacturers and Consumers. Read more


HCFC phase-out project presented at the International technology and information workshop in Hanoi

October 14, 2015

On October 2, 2015, the UNIDO/GEF-MNRE Project on ozone-depleting substances, hydrofluorocarbons, phase-out in the Russian Federation was presented at Scientific and Technologies Information, Statistics and Information: National Experience and International Cooperation workshop organized as part of International Techmart Vietnam 2015 exhibition in Hanoi, Vietnam. Read more


Workshop on ozone-safe foam technologies on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

September 16, 2015

On September 16, 2015, the International day for the preservation of the ozone layer, joint workshop “Ozone-safe technologies for the foam sector” took place in Moscow. The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation (MNRE), UNIDO, and International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI). Read more


ICSTI and Rossoyuzkholodprom signed a memorandum of understanding

August 07, 2015

On August 5, 2015, in Moscow the International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI), the Executing Agency of the UNIDO/GEF-MNRE Project, and the Russian Union of the Refrigeration Industry Enterprises (Rossoyuzkholodprom) signed the Memorandum of understanding. Read more


Workshop “Disposal of ODS and ODS-containing equipment. Changes to legislation”

August 06, 2015

On August 5, 2015, workshop “Disposal of ODS and ODS-containing equipment. Changes to legislation” was held in Moscow. Read more


Climate change: Obama unveils Clean Power Plan

August 04, 2015

US President Barack Obama has unveiled what he called „the biggest, most important step we have ever taken“ in tackling climate change. Read more


The thirty-sixth meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group

July 21, 2015

The thirty-sixth meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG 36) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer reconvened on 20 July 2015, in Paris, France. Read more


The meeting of representatives of manufacturers and consumers of polyurethane (PU) products

July 16, 2015

The meeting of representatives of manufacturers and consumers of polyurethane (PU) products on the establishment of the Union of manufacturers and consumers of eco-friendly polyurethane (PU) products in the framework of UNIDO/GEF-MNRE project took place on July 15, 2015 in Moscow. Read more


U.S.-Brazil Joint Statement On Climate Change

June 30, 2015

Presidents Barack Obama and Dilma Rousseff commit to intensify collaboration between the United States and Brazil, both bilaterally and under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The global scientific community has made clear that human activity is already changing the world’s climate system, causing serious impacts, putting ever larger numbers of people at risk, posing challenges to sustainable development, affecting particularly the poor and most vulnerable, and harming economies and societies around the world, including in the United States and Brazil. Read more


Official web-site of UNIDO/GEF Project No. GF/RUS/11/001—Phase Out of HCFCs and Promotion of HFC-Free Energy Efficient Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Systems in the Russian Federation Through Technology Transfer


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