Scientists of JSC "NIIAT" took part in a press lunch dedicated to the presentation of the book "Perspectives of implementation in the Russian Federation system of "eco-labeling" newly registered and operated vehicles

04 July 2016

Experts and specialists in the field of road transport spoke about the prospects for the introduction of eco-labelling in the Russian Federation in the office of the United Nations development Programme. The Deputy Minister of transport of the Russian Federation Nikolay Asaul, Chairman of NIIAT Vadim Donchenko, Head of the research Department "Environmental safety and sustainable transport" Juliy Kunin, Representatives of the Ministry of natural resources, of the United Nations development Programme / Global environment facility - Ministry of transport of Russia "Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from motor transport in cities of Russia", Central research Institute of automobile and automotive transport Association of automobile engineers of Russia was attended the press lunch.

Nikolay Asaul greeted the participants of the press-lunch and noted the importance of systematic data about the eco-label as applied to the context of Russia, adding that the publication on eco-labelling was initiated by the Ministry of natural resources and was carried out in the framework of the United Nations development Programme (UNDP), funded by the Global environment facility and the Ministry of transport of Russia "Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from road transport in Russia". Leading specialists systematized international experience and has introduced proposals for the introduction of eco-labelling of vehicles in Russia to inhabitants of the Russian cities were able to feel more comfortable due to the increase in transport with the cleanest exhaust.

The representative of the Ministry of Russia, Deputy Director Department of state policy and regulation in Hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring Victoria Venchikova stressed the importance of publishing from the point of view of formation of preconditions to ensure environmental safety in transport, as a result should influence the General ecological situation in the cities of the country. Eco-labelling, being the information system multi-purpose, aimed at increase of ecological safety of vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It allows you to be free from environmentally dirty and energy inefficient cars. This was reported by lead author Vadim Donchenko.

The system of eco-labelling is an effective tool to inform consumers about the characteristics of the products they purchase. Special labels (labels, stickers), information sheets, electronic chips (tags), a database and a special mark in the registration documents provide information a wide range of citizens.

In the system of measures on reduction of harmful emissions from transport, labeling is important. Such identification of the environmental characteristics of vehicles and indicators of power allows you to run various administrative, economic, information and marketing tools with the aim of reducing the harm caused by vehicles to public health and the environment. Among such mechanisms, we propose the creation of "low emission zones" in the Central part of large cities of Russia, which is estimated to reduce CO2 emissions by an average of 10% per year in the area of limitation of motion, a shift in consumer demand towards more economical fuel consumption of cars will reduce emissions by 5% per year. Total emission reduction over ten years will reach more than 2.0 million tons.