Phase-out of ozone-depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases in the Russian Federation
  • Arctic Council
  • Nefco
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

Project on HCFC phase-out in the Russian Federation

Project “Phase Out of HCFCs and Promotion of HFC-Free Energy Efficient Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Systems in the Russian Federation Through Technology Transfer” was aimed at fulfilling Russia’s obligations under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

Objectives and tasks

The primary objective of the project was to contribute to phase out of 600 ODP tons HCFC in the refrigeration and foam sectors which would result in reduction of greenhouse gas emissions approximately by 15.6 mln CO2 t.

The secondary objective was to transfer innovative technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by around 10 mln CO2 t in 5 years through reduction of energy consumption. Read more

Project Organizers

The project was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on the the initiative by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation (MNRE RF). The project was supported by the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) finance.

Executing agency

ICSTI is a not-for-profit intergovernmental organization set up in 1969 under the provisions of a multilateral, intergovernmental agreement, with headquarters in Moscow. Read more

Participants and partners

The implementation of the project involved federal executive bodies, industrial enterprises, training centers, research institutions, non-government organizations, trade mass media. Read more

Project management

The project was managed by the UNIDO’s Vienna office with the implementation control by the Steering committee. The national executing agency of the final stage was ICSTI. Read more

Project components

The project was made of the following components:

  • building institutional capacity,
  • HFC and HCFC alternative life cycle performance analysis,
  • phase out of HCFC consumption in the foam and refrigeration sectors,
  • strategy for ODS destruction facility and supporting recovery network,
  • stimulating market growth for energy efficient refrigeration and air conditioning equipment,
  • technology transfer,
  • integrated strategy for dealing with HCFC production closure. Read more

Project Schedule

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

Lessons learned

The lessons learned from the project implementation. Read more

Project results

Summary table of the target performance, change of legislation, results of HCFC phase-out in the refrigeration and foam sectors, technology transfer and public awareness and organization of training.

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