HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan

Summary

UNDP Georgia environmentPractical 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

Delivery

2014 US$  63,320.39
2013 US$ 135,819.27