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44th HRAC Congress

In cooperation with the Serbian Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning (SMEITS) and the Serbian Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection, UNEP organized outreach activities as well as a 3-day exhibition booth and half-day conference session on "ozone- and climate-friendly technologies" during the 44th International Congress and Exhibition on Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning in Belgrade, Serbia, 4-6 December 2013. The activity was part of the regional awareness program of the ECA network and Serbia's HCFC phase-out management plan.

A one-day forum took place in the main conference room with English-Serbian interpretation and was well attended by more than 50 experts. The UNEP representative presented the HCFC and HFC consumption trends and briefed the participants on the recent discussions related to the proposed phase-down of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.

UNEP arranged participation of RAC associations from Albania and Georgia, representatives of academia and private industry presented technology innovation and case studies as well as the status of ongoing research on new refrigerants. The Ministry representative explained the current and future ODS legislation in Serbia and the representative of Macedonia FYR briefed the participants on the latest status of the revision of the EU regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gas regulation).

Please find the flyer and draft programme on the half-day conference session attached. Similar events were organized in 2011 and 2012.

Further information is available from the conference website:


Please have a look at some of the presentations:

SER Albania NH3 case study.pdf

SER slide show.pdf

SER Montreal Protocol & HCFC phase-out.pdf

SER Georgia Retrofitting example.pdf

SER Macedonia FYR EU F-gas regulation.pdf

SER Serbia ODS legislation_Serbian.pdf