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The project for HCFC phase out in the Russian Federation

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”

The project on HCFCs phase out and transition to use of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient technologies was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) upon the initiative of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation (MNRE). The Global Environment Facility (GEF) furnishes a financial assistance to implement the Project.

The objective of the project is to implement the international obligations of the Russian Federation under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (1987). To this end, the Project provides for measures on: building institutional capacity (development of draft legal norms and regulatory documents, programs and action plans as well as provision of necessary support to implementation of various components of the Project); phase out of HCFC consumption in the foam and HVAC&R equipment sectors; transfer to Russian enterprises of advanced environmentally friendly and energy-efficient technologies; raising public awareness on need to increase of energy efficiency of current equipment and refusal to use ozone-depleting substances.


Project objectives and goals

Effect of combination of HCFCs phase out activities with improving of energy efficiency is much higher than in case of implementation of two programs

The primary goal of the Project is phase out of HCFCs in the sectors of foam production and HVAC&R equipment manufacturing in the amount of 600 tons of ozone depleting potential (ODP). At the same time, these measures will allow to reduce greenhouse gas emissions approximately by 15.6 mln tons of CO 2 equivalent.

The second goal is transfer of innovative technologies which would make possible extra reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by about 10 mln tons during 5 years at the account of decreased energy consumption. Read more


Project management

The project management is performed from the UNIDO Vienna office

The project management is performed from the UNIDO Vienna office. The Steering Committee oversees the progress of the Project implementation and the Project Management ensures implementation of all purposed measures. Read more


Project Schedule

The Schedule of HCFC reduction consumption under requirements of the Montreal Protocol and Project measures periods. Read more


Component “Institutional Capacity Building”

Institutional Capacity Building

Institutional capacity building implies development of necessary regulatory documents, programs and action plans as well as provision of necessary support to implementation of various components of the Project, including in particular, elaboration of the Russian allocation procedure for ODS production quotas, ban on HCFCs import, establishment of record procedure for ODS use and other norms.

The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Russian Federation The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation The Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation The Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology of the Russian Federation
The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Russian Federation The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation The Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation The Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology of the Russian Federation
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Component “Technology Transfer to Russian Enterprises”

The Project provides for transmitting of advanced technologies in the foam production and refrigerating equipment manufacturing sectors. This component implies support to clean and energy efficient technologies that affect fulfilling commitments under the Montreal Protocol. Read more


Component “HCFC Phase Out in the Foam Sector”

Within the framework of the Project, HCFCs used in foam production will be replaced with ozone-friendly substances. Read more


Component “HCFC Phase Out in HVAC&R”

HCFC phase out in the HVAC&R sector suggests close cooperation with HVAC&R equipment manufacturers, associations, self-regulating organizations and training centers. Besides, actions on professional development of personnel engaged in maintenance and repair of HVAC&R systems will be taken. Read more


Component “Strategy for ODS Destruction and Creation of the Supporting Recovery Network”

This component is of critical importance in conditions of accelerated HCFCs phase out, since in addition to extraction of ODS, measures to environmentally safe destruction of both ODSs and equipment containing them should be taken. Read more


Component “Public Awareness and Stimulating of Market Growth for Energy Efficient Equipment”

UNIDO in Russia magazine

Plans provide for development of new standards, printing and distribution of guidance materials, creation of the Project Internet-portal, informing at conferences of industrial units and self-regulated organizations, work with largest industry mass-media, participation in main industry exhibitions and conferences. Read more


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