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Wednesday, 06 November 2019
The transition to Alternative Technology: the European Experience
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
08:00
Organizer: Air conditioning and Refrigeration European Association (AREA) & Associazione dei Tecnici italiani del Freddo (ATF)​

Description: Since 2006, Europe has had regulations concerning HFC management, and from 2014 this has also included HFCs phase down. The technology has transitioned quickly to favour low GWP refrigerants and increase energy efficiency. European Associations want to share their experiences of this process, which will be faced by all other regions of the World. During the seminar: official launch and presentation of the 2019 UNEP-IIR-CSG International Special Issue


Iran (100)
“ Cannon solutions for new blowing agents”
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
08:00
Organizer: CANNON SPA

Description: In 2007 the Parties to the Montreal Protocol agreed to accelerate the phase-out of HCFCs, due to their Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP). Taking 2009 – 2010 usage as a baseline value, the control steps require the 35% reduction by 2020 and the total elimination by 2030. The PU industry is moving towards the usage of a tailor made Blowing Agent (BA) for each kind of different application, but the common denominator must be the safeguard of the environment and the comply with the international regulations. For this reason, the main parameter to be considered when choosing the alternatives for HCFCs is the global warming potential (GWP). HFCs and hydrocarbons (HC), which replaced in these years the HCFCs, are now being overcome by the fourth generation of BA, called Hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs).​


Austria (100)
Advancing Sustainable Technologies and Practices in the Cold Chain Sectors
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
13:00
Organizer: GFCCC​

Description: The Cold Chain sector is one of the critical sectors to meet several indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is also one of the key sectors that contribute to countries’ consumption of substances controlled under the Montreal Protocol. With the Kigali Amendment, all Artcile-5 parties will face an overlapped commitment during the period of 2020-2030 where they need to eliminate the use HCFCs while start controlling and curbing the increased demand on HFCs. The Cold Chain is one of the most affected sectors during this challenging period in which a majority of widely commercially available technologies for commercial and industrial refrigeration applications mainly relies on very-high GWP HFCs technologies which can significantly affects the status of compliance with the HFC phase-down set by the Kigali Amendment for the medium and long terms. This session intends to shed light on the significance of the sector in relation to the Montreal Protocol, the linkage with relevant global policies, and what type of interventions can be offered through Montreal Protocol constituents and other international partners to introduce and advance Sustainable Technologies and Practices in the Cold Chain sector. This session will cover the following topics:

1. Understanding the Cold Chain Sector & introduction of the Global Food Cold Chain Council
2. International Relevant Policies; SDGs and UNEA Resolutions
3. Towards a Sustainable Cold Chain; including dimensions of Importance of Energy Efficiency, Low-GWP Transition, Reduction of Food Losses and GHG Emissions Balance
4. Mapping the Cold Chain in A5 countries, Cold Chain Database Model - (GFCCC and UNEP OzonAction)

Iran (100)
Latest developments on refrigeration standards at international and European level.
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
13:00
Organizer: European Commission

Description: The phase-down of HFCs foreseen by the Kigali Amendment can only be achieved if innovative refrigerants with low GWP can be used safely in air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. A crucial element of the required uptake is the development and revision of safety standards, and the event will give an overview of some of the most important developments in this field, such as the recent approval of the standard for commercial refrigeration appliances IEC 60335-2-89 and the ongoing revision of IEC standard 60335-2-40 in air conditioning.

The interactive safety standard tool set up by the Secretariat and the standardization request by the European Commission to develop technical specifications on the use of flammable refrigerants will also be presented during the seminar, together with a couple of European projects practically facilitating the uptake of natural refrigerants.

Austria (100)
Managing F-Gases in Turkey
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
13:00
Organizer: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization​

Description

• Introduction on policy framework in Turkey regarding F-Gases
• Overview of the F-Gas Project
• Awareness Campaign on low GWP Alternatives  
• Interlinks with other projects
• Questions and answers

Abstract: As a project co-financed by the European Union and Republic of Turkey, the F-Gas Project is a technical assistance project for transposing and implementing the EU Regulation on F-Gases, while developing technical capacity of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. The Project started in May 2017 and mainly focuses on phasing down of f-gases by means of raising awareness on alternatives and phase-down plans, training of trainers regarding certification of technicians, setting an inventory, guiding the sectors on managing waste f-gases, establishing a database of equipment operators and importers and finally development of a revised by-law on control of f-gases. The awareness campaign of the Project has been particularly important for getting the concerted dedication of private sector in refrigeration and air conditioning, fire control and switchgear industries mainly. A series of workshops have been performed with the use of visual materials such as a videographics, brochures and posters, getting together with industry members to discuss about how transition to low GWP alternatives can be accomplished and how f-gas leakages can be prevented and controlled. The Project will be finalized in May 2020 with a revised by-law and a data-base of business reports and equipment operators as the major tools of management that will be used by the Ministry.


Red (400)
The Italian HVACR experience: one step closer to achieving UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
18:00
Organizer: Centro Studi Galileo (CSG) & Associazione dei Tecnici italiani del Freddo (ATF)​

Description: Seminar on Italian excellence in the HVACR sector: production, solutions with alternative refrigerants, implementation, training and projects that support compliance with the UN SDGs. Italy has the largest production and number of HVACR equipment in Europe. This side event wants to bring the experience build up in the recent years of fast technological changes. Proposed topics: training, international cooperation projects, alternative refrigerants’ solutions and their applications (plants, supermarkets, domestic, etc), environmental impact.

Sheikh Zayed
White Goods Management and Stewardship
Time Description Room / Location Level / Floor
18:00
Organizer: Manitoba Ozone Protection Association (MOPIA​)

Description: Canada is the 2nd largest land-mass nation on earth. With a population of nearly 38 million citizens blended from all parts of the world. Canada has 634 Indigenous communities (with 50 distinct languages), many are remote, without vehicle access until winter when ice roads are created to allow access for vehicles over rivers, lakes and harsh tundra. The First Nation Indigenous communities (1.7 million persons) are independent but dependent on food staples and most services from urban centres. Air conditioning and the servicing of all refrigerant containing equipment has been largely from non-indigenous contractors until recently. MOPIA is providing a solution for First Nations and other remote communities to empower local expertise and share capacity to train local citizens to safely recover refrigerants from all types of equipment from refrigerators to window air conditioning units to automobiles. Learn how MOPIA may be able to support efforts in your nation to provide effective regulation development, specialized environmental certification training for persons to safely recover and dispose of refrigerants throughout their community. Hear how climate change is affecting Manitoba (Canada) and the actions going forward to mitigate these threats. MOPIA will also highlight end-use regulation development, technician training and the successes of our compliance towards goals of The Montreal Protocol.


A light snack and refreshments will be available along with a limited number of special gifts for participants. 

Iran (100)