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

The project was aimed at facilitating the Russian Federation with fulfilling its obligations under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

The primary objective of the Project was to ensure direct phase out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (mainly: HCFC-21, HCFC-22, HCFC-141b, and HCFC-142b) in the amount of about 600 tons of ozone depleting potential in foam production and refrigeration equipment manufacturing sectors. This was to ensure reaching 2015 targets set by the Montreal Protocol. Considering the fact that HCFCs are also powerful greenhouse gases, such phase out will also allow decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 15.6 mln mt of CO2 equivalent.

The secondary objective of the Project was to transfer innovative technologies within the framework of modernization of industrial enterprises using HCFCs in their operations and those producing polyurethane insulation (pre-insulated pipes, sandwich panels), household, medical, commercial, and industrial refrigerating equipment, as well as of enterprises performing repair and servicing of HVAC&R equipment. Further decrease of greenhouse gas emissions at the account of decreased energy consumption is about 10 mln mt of CO2 equivalent during 5 years.