Complete HCFC Phase-out in Uzbekistan through Promotion of zero ODS low GWP Energy Efficient Technologies

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From May 3, 2019 to May 3, 2024

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 7.b Expand energy infrastructure, upgrade technology
  2. 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure, retrofit industries for sustainability
  3. 12.5 Reduce waste generation through reduction, recycling, reuse

Project ID: 6003

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Technical team

  • Chemicals and Waste Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Ozone depleting substances
  • Cooling alternatives


  • HCFCs
  • Natural Refrigerants (CO2, Ammonia, Propane, Isobutane)


  • Human altered areas


  • Industrial site
  • Urban areas

Transformed sector(s)

  • Energy

UNDP role(s)

  • Normative support
  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis


  • Technology innovation
  • Law regulation
  • Finance economy


  • Cooling energy efficiency
  • Transition to safer alternatives
  • Laws enforcement/ Regulation
  • Awareness raising
  • Energy finance

Social inclusion

  • Private sector

Gender equality

  • Women decision making

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation
  • Reduce exposure

SDG target(s)

  • 7.b Expand energy infrastructure, upgrade technology
  • 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure, retrofit industries for sustainability
  • 12.5 Reduce waste generation through reduction, recycling, reuse

Conventions and protocols

  • Montreal Protocols

Private sector(s)

  • Capital providers

Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Project description

To accelerate HCFC phase-out to achieve the 2020 compliance objectives and sustainably reduce the servicing tail. Understanding the implications of the Kigali Amendment, including conducting a comprehensive ODS Alternatives survey; facilitation of implementation of upgraded national legislation on control of import/export and use of HCFCs, other ODS and ODS alternatives; improvement of Customs capacity on import/export control and temporary storage of seized refrigerants; demonstration of zero-ODS and low-GWP energy efficient cooling technologies in various sectors of the economy both private and public; completing the upgrading and strengthening of the servicing sector capacity including recovery/recycling/reclamation of refrigerants. The project will also discuss resource mobilisation from International Financial Institutions and Bilateral Agencies and local stakeholders to increase the investment to the RAC sector; conduct comprehensive outreach activities to increase understanding of ozone related issues with a wide cross section of stakeholders and end users. Gender mainstreaming will also be addressed across various components to involve women in the business of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning.

USD $2,048,040

Grant amount

USD $6,648,660

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Source(s) of fund


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