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HPMP in India

Hydrochlorofluorocarbons Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP)

India’s building sector currently consumes close to 40 percent of the nation’s electricity, and its energy consumption is expected to double by 2040. The building sector anticipates rapid growth due to urbanization, accelerated by the government’s Smart Cities and Housing for All programmes. Space cooling and refrigeration account for significant amount of building energy consumption. In warmer cities like New Delhi, air-conditioning can comprise half of the city’s power demand in the summer months. Demand for air conditioners is expected to grow from 3.8 million a year to 6.2 million in 2020-21 (increase of 63% Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) (Ozone Cell, 2017).

Sustainable cooling

This rising demand for cooling can ramp up electricity usage by 80% globally between 2010 and 2100. India’s cooling industry use ozone-depleting substances (ODS) such as hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which are controlled by the Montreal Protocol. HCFCs and their alternatives (e.g. HFCs) are also potent greenhouse gases (GHGs), contributing significantly to global warming. Increasing real estate and infrastructure development across India is leading to higher demand for HCFC and HFC-based solutions. While the building sector is one of the largest greenhouse gas emissions contributors, it also offers the most cost-effective and substantial opportunities for energy efficiency. Energy efficiency in buildings is critical to implement HCFC Phase-out from buildings.

India’s role in the Kigali Amendment

In 2016, the signatories to the Montreal Protocol adopted the Kigali Amendment, which aims to phase down HFCs and stresses the importance of combining refrigerant management with the energy-efficiency aspects of cooling. As a signatory to the Montreal Protocol and the Kigali Amendment, India has committed to freezing HFC use by 2028 and phasing down HFCs by 85 per cent by 2047. Globally, the agreement is expected to mitigate HFC use by 85 percent by 2045, causing a reduction of emissions equivalent to approximately 70 billion tonnes of CO2 globally.

HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) in India

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) through its Ozone Cell implements the HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) as per the reduction schedule agreed with the Protocol. It aims to phase out use of HCFCs by switching to non-ozone depleting by 2030. The Government of India has now launched Stage II of HPMP for the 2017-2023 period which has a strong focus on HCFC phaseout in building sector. To implement the building sector interventions under HPMP the MoEF&CC has collaborated with EESL. Ozone cell, MoEF&CC through EESL will mainstream HCFC issues with Energy Efficiency and building sector which forms part of the non-investment component of India’s HPMP stage – II.

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National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes & Narcotics (NACIN)

National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes & Narcotics or NACIN is the apex institute of Government of India for capacity building in the field of indirect taxation. It also plays a vital role in international capacity building by imparting training to officers of various countries in the field of customs, drug laws and environment protection. NACIN is the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Regional Training Centre (RTC) for Asia Pacific. United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has designated NACIN as a collaboration centre for capacity building in the field of environment protection. In collaboration with United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC), NACIN is imparting training on drug law enforcement to various Asian nations. The Government of India has entrusted NACIN the responsibility of knowledge exchange, experience sharing and training with various countries of the world.

Over the years, NACIN has been successfully conducting profession training of the officers of Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise). It has been imparting in-service training to the officers of Government of India across several departments in the field of Customs, Central Excise, Service Tax, Drug Laws, Anti-Money laundering, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Fake Indian Currency Notes, Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS), Intellectual Property Right (IPR) etc.

Under HPMP Stage I, NACIN has been providing training-of-trainer and customs officer training courses on Ozone Depleting Substances, Montreal Protocol and their enforcement.


The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI )

The Energy & Resources Institute is an independent, multi-dimensional organization established in 1974, with capabilities in research, policy, consultancy and implementation. Headquartered in New Delhi, TERI has 18 divisions and employs 1,000+ professionals with diversified expertise across policy, environment, engineering, sustainable, climate change, agriculture, forestry, etc., TERI has worked at the grassroots, developing innovative solutions for India’s small and medium businesses. It is globally distinguished for hosting the World Sustainable Development Conference, one of the largest international summits dedicated to accelerating the pursuit of sustainable development.
TERI has been working closing with Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) over the decades. Under the HPMP, TERI is providing technical support for preparing a quarterly magazine titled ‘newsTRAC (Newsletter for Technicians in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Sector)’ till 2020 for the servicing technicians. The quarterly newsletter elucidates on the servicing sector challenges and best-practices within the refrigeration & air-conditioning systems, best operational practices, opportunities for energy efficiency and experts talk. The mobile application, launched by the Hon’ble EFCC Minister at the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol in 2017, contains information on the relevant regulations, updates on training programme, and best practices for servicing technicians.


Electronic Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI)

Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI’s) is a Not–for–Profit Organization, registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1956.The Council has been promoted by Five Associations i.e. CEAMA, ELCINA, IESA, IPCA, MAIT & ELCOMA with financial support by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). ESSCI is focused on establishing an effective and efficient ecosystem for developing and imparting of outcome-oriented skills for the Electronics Systems, Design and Manufacturing (ESDM). ESSCI is responsible for standardization, accreditation and certification processes in ESDM.
In August 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministries of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to jointly undertake upskilling and certification of 100,000 RAC service technicians on good servicing practices and knowledge of alternative refrigerants to ozone-depleting chemicals. The project will be funded under the Skill India Mission – Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and will be jointly implemented by ESSCI and Ozone Cell. Details about the project can be found here:


Refrigeration and Airconditioning Manufacturers Association (RAMA)

RAMA is a non-profit Association founded in 1991 and represents most of the Manufacturers in Refrigeration and Air conditioning Industry in India, for furthering the interest of the RAC industry in the country and maintaining highest environmental, safety and ethical standards in the RAC industry.
The members are from the leading companies in India and MNCs from US, Japan, Korea, Europe and China. The manufacturers are in the business of equipment and components.
RAMA, as an Association is recognized by Ministries and departments of Government of India, viz., Ministry of Industries, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Bureau of Indian Standards& RAMA actively participates in all their programmes of common interest. Views are sought by the bodies on the matters relating to Air-conditioning &Commercial Refrigeration and issues of larger interest of the country, environment and the society.
RAMA actively pursue AC &R Industry issues with various Government authorities like Pre-budget memorandum, duties, framing of rules for AC & R industry on various subjects.
RAMA functional structure is given below.

RAMA has a flat institutional frame work which helps effectively in the operations.The president is elected every two years amongst their members.
Various committees are formed & subject experts from the member companies, are the member of each committee to effectively deal with all the issues connected with the Business of AC & R industry & the country. The members of these committees participate in the deliberations of policy making ministries/departments of the government of India/International bodies.
RAMA has established relationship with international and national institutions in the field of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Climate and Energy Efficiency. Presently RAMA has the collaboration / membership of the following international/ national Institutions:
(i) International Council for Air conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Manufactures Association (ICARHMA) USA, there are from AC& R Manufactures Associations of various countries, like USA, Canada, Korea, Japan, China, Australia, Columbia etc.,
(ii) Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE): developing Standards for various AC &R products, for Indian conditions, equivalent to match Global quality standards.RAMA in Collaboration with ISHRAE has concluded the Chiller technical standard and the development of Standardsfor VRF& Air handling units is in progress.
(iii) Confederation of IndianIndustries (CII): RAMA works closely with Industry apex body, CII for developing strategies and RAC industry and protection of environment and organization of joint meetings and events on subjects of mutual interest.
(iv) Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE): RAMA is working closely and actively with BEE in developing and updating Energy Efficiency Labelling Programme relating to Room Air conditioning equipment for the past 10 years.
(v) Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS): RAMA is associated in evaluation of existing Standards and development of new standards as per Indian conditions for RAC related equipment and processes.
(vi) Ozone Cell, MoEF&CC: RAMA has been working actively in ozone depleting substances (ODS) programme for protection of the ozone layer and implementation of the Montreal Protocol ODS phase-out in the country.

RAMA actively participating and contributing technically in policy framing under the guidance of Ozone Cell, MoEF& CC in the activities related to the Montreal Protocol since India became Party to the Montreal Protocol.RAMA has made following contributions for the protection of the Ozone Layer:
(i) RAMA had been participating in the Meeting of Parties (MOP) & Conference of Parties (COP), organized by the Ozone Secretariat and the Secretariat for the Multilateral Fund for the implementation of the Montreal Protocol for the past 15 years. Interacted and developed relationships with counterparts in developed and developing countries for better understanding of common issues and consensus building.
(ii) RAMA actively participated in INDO-US Task force on Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). RAMA participated in several meetings of the taskforce with in the country and USA.
(iii) RAMA under the guidance of Ozone Cell, MoEF&CC actively participated in the HCFC Phase-out Management Plans (HPMPs). Developed HCFC phase-out strategies under HPMP Stage-I and HPMP Stage-II.
(iv) RAMA has been actively participating in the amendment to the Montreal Protocol for Phase-down of HFCs.

RAMA actively participated and made contributions in the development of ICAP since MOEF& CC launched the IndiaCooling ActionPlan, in July 2017. RAMA was the member of the six thematic groups. RAMA was the lead for AC & R Technology Group and participant in the balance 5 thematic groups. RAMA presented to the group, deeper insights of the entire AC& R Industry & its growth in India.

Refrigerant Gas Manufacturers Association (REGMA)

Refrigerant Gas Manufacturers Association (REGMA) is an industry association of Indian producers of refrigerant gases. The members of the association are manufacturers of HCFCs, HFCs and refrigerant blends. In the past, these companies produced CFCs and Halons which have since been phased out under the Montreal Protocol.
REGMA has been one of the major stakeholders in India, proactively coordinating with the Ozone Cell/ MoEF & CC, Govt. of India and other agencies in phase-down activities of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs) under the Montreal Protocol treaty in India. REGMA has been an active partner in successful implementation of the Montreal Protocol in India.
For nearly three decades, REGMA has been actively participating in national and international meetings and negotiations on HCFCs/HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.

Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Servicing Sector Society (RASSS)

“Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Servicing Sector Society” (RASSS) has been formed by a group of likeminded people for the development and promotion of the Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (RAC) servicing sector for adopting good servicing practices in the RAC field.
RASSS understand that the RAC servicing sector has been playing a crucial role in the Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs) phase out programme since India became a Party to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer including in the current Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) phase out programme being implemented by India. Several persons, both individuals as well as agencies, in the RAC servicing sector have been closely interacting with the Ozone Cell, MoEF&CC in the various ODS phase out activities including implementation of projects. While there are associations in the foam and RAC manufacturing sector, the two main sectors associated in the ODS phase out program in India, for appropriately addressing the concerns of these sectors, no association existed for the RAC servicing sector. Recognizing the importance and the need to have an association for the RAC servicing sector for appropriately addressing the concerns (Knowledge, skills, behavioral aspects) of this sector, RASSS has been formed as a registered society.

Objectives of the RASSS :
1. Act as a bridge between the National Ozone Unit (NOU), MoEF&CC and the technicians to communicate HCFC phase-out policy information.
2. Collect and provide feedback on the issues/ needs of the technicians to the Government (NOU)
3. Inform the technicians of RAC Sector about new technology developments by organizing training workshops, compiling and distributing newsletters, so that the good practices training would be sustained, even after the completion of activities under the Multilateral Fund (MLF) projects.
4. Assist in the implementation of the certification / Licensing system.
5. Increase the capacity of workshop/ technicians in trading with dealers / suppliers of refrigerants / spare parts.
6. Facilitate compliance with environmental regulations.
7. Formulate an industry code, such as good practices and facilitate the implementation.
9. To promote recovery and reclamation.
10. To encourage Trainers/ Technicians through “Best Trainer/ Technician Award”.


Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE)

The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), was founded in 1981 at New Delhi by a group of eminent HVAC&R professionals. ISHRAE today has more than 12,000 HVAC&R professionals as members and additionally there are 7,500 Student-members. ISHRAE operates from 41 Chapters and sub Chapters spread all over India, with HQ in Delhi. It is led by a team of elected officers, who are members of the Society, working on a voluntary basis, and collectively called the Board of Governors.

IIE, the educational arm of the Society, is working towards human resource development in the HVAC&R industry in the country by conducting various courses. One of the most important objectives of ISHRAE is Training Programs & this is attempted at various levels. Right at the apex of the pyramid is the ICP Certification Courses on Clean rooms, AC-Design, AC Service and others. In addition at Chapter level ISHRAE holds several successful training programs, workshops, short term courses, e-learning opportunities & product presentations.


Indian Polyurethane Association (IPUA)

The INDIAN POLYURETHANE ASSOCIATION (IPUA) was founded in May 1992 by a modest group of entrepreneurs and Raw Material Suppliers to facilitate interaction and accelerate growth in the Indian Polyurethane Industry.
Right from its inception, the IPUA has provided a forum for interaction, discussion and catalyzed growth in the Industry by conducting over 40 programs for the benefit of the Industry covering Technology Innovation, Education, Updates, Safety Health and Environment etc… The IPUA has also participated in various International events in the industry and has put INDIAN POLYURETHANE on the global map.
Special mention needs to be made of the efforts to assist and aid the Government of India and United Nations in the implementation of the Montreal Protocol and reduce Global Warming and eliminate usage of Ozone depleting substances.
The IPUA has a broad vision for the future and its working groups are constantly innovating for all round improvement of the industry and the Quality of Life. Starting with a modest membership of 35 members, the IPUA has now over 260 members drawn from all segments of the Industry and covers about 80% of the products processed/produced.