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
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).
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:
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.
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.
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.