HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan


UNDP Georgia environment
Practical training for refrigeration service professionals in the professional college "Speqtri". May 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

We assist 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

  • Legislation related to ozone-depleting substances was revised;
  • Traning courses were set up for vocational schools and custom officials;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • A 10-year (2011-2020) management plan for phasing out HCFCs was elaborated.
  • Consumption of HCFCs 142 b was phased out 4 years earlier than anticipated date;
  • 4-month public campaign "I Care for Ozone" promoted ozone-friendly technologies and usage of home-appliances that use environmentally safe refrigerants;
  • Consultants of the biggest home appliances chain stores in Georgia received professional training in environment-friendly refrigeration and air conditioning. 

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)
Millennium Development Goal
Ensure environmental sustainability
Project Document
Contact Information

15 Paliashvili Street
Tbilisi 0179 Georgia 

Contact Person in UNDP

Nino Antadze
Environment and Energy Team Leader