Initial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase Out in the CEIT Region

Lead country

Regional Centre - Istanbul

Participating countries

Belarus, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Project status


Implementing period

From February 22, 2013 to December 30, 2020

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management
  2. 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization
  3. 11.6 Reduce adverse environmental impact of cities

Project ID: 4309

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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)
  • Not-in-kind technology


  • Human altered areas


  • Urban areas
  • Industrial site
  • Rural areas

Transformed sector(s)

  • Materials and manufacturing

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Direct support / Service Delivery
  • Normative support


  • Technology innovation
  • Capacity building
  • Finance economy


  • Cooling energy efficiency
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Technical capacity building
  • Education/Courses
  • New/other financial schemes/mechanism

Social inclusion

  • Private sector

Gender equality

  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management
  • 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization
  • 11.6 Reduce adverse environmental impact of cities

Conventions and protocols

  • Montreal Protocols

Private sector(s)

  • Individuals/Entrepreneurs
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Hot topic

  • Structural/system transformation

About this project


The current FSP is a response to the obligations incurred by participating countries (Belarus, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) under their respective phase out schedule for HCFCs of the Montreal Protocol. It is a timely capacity building effort (with investment elements for the manufacturing, where existing, and servicing sectors) designed to improve regulatory measures to help address the accelerated HCFC phase-out in the medium and longer term, and to strengthen the preparedness for the complete phase-out of HCFCs from current use.


To achieve compliance with the accelerated Montreal Protocol HCFC phase-out requirements through stabilization and progressive reduction of HCFC consumption.

USD $9,250,000

Grant amount

USD $25,495,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($9,250,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Governments

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