HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan


UNDP Georgia environment
Practical training for the refrigeration service professionals. 2009. Photo: Zviad Nikolaishvili/UNDP

Georgia is committed to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer since signing in 1996 and 2000 respectively. The country has already succeeded in reducing the consumption of most harmful ozone depleting substances - Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). UNDP continues its assistance in introducing a two-staged HCFC Phase out Management Plan (HPMP).

What We Do

With funds form the Multi-Lateral Fund to the Montreal Protocol, UNDP assists Georgia to fulfill the Montreal Protocol schedule in phasing out HCFCs and to revise the national legislation related to the consumption of harmful substances. The HCFCs consumption in Georgia froze in 2013 and will be reduced by 10% and 35% in 2015 and 2020 respectively.

Some results so far

Winners of a contest for ozone posters. 2015. Photo: Vladimer Valishvili/UNDP
  • The consumption of HCFCs 142b was phased out four years earlier than anticipated date.
  • A 10-year (2011-2020) management plan for phasing out HCFCs was elaborated.
  • Legislation related to ozone-depleting substances was revised.
  • A strategy to change HCFC dependent installations from ODC based to alternative was prepared.
  • Two centres were established for recycling harmful refrigerants.
  • Twenty refrigeration and air conditioning service centres were equipped.
  • Traning courses were set up for vocational schools and custom officials.
  • 800 refrigeration and air conditioning service professionals and 200 custom officers received practical and theoretical training in refrigeration.
  • 17 companies and organizations were assisted in upgrading equipment and moving to harmless refrigerants.
  • Sales consultants of the biggest home appliances chain stores in Georgia received professional training in environment-friendly refrigeration and air conditioning. 
  • A nation-wide information campaign "I Care for Ozone" in 2014-2015 promoted ozone-friendly technologies.

Who finances it

Multi-Lateral Fund to the Montreal Protocol US$ 200,000


2014 US$  63,320.39
2013 US$ 135,819.27
Start date:
February 2013
End date:
December 2020
Georgraphic coverage:
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia; National Ozone Unit under the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia; Georgian Association of Refrigerating, Cryogenic and Air-Conditioning Engineers (GARCAE)
US$ 200,000
Funded by:
Multi-Lateral Fund to the Montreal Protocol
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 12: Responsible consumption, production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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Project Document
Contact Information
Contact Person

Irma Melikishvili
Project Manager
Cell: +995 591 819618


15 Paliashvili Street
Tbilisi 0179 Georgia 

Contact Person in UNDP

Nino Antadze
Environment and Energy Team Leader

Netsan Khuntsaria
Environment and Energy Programme Associate