Project signed to seek climate-friendly alternatives in Maldives’ fisheries sector

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Male', 4 May 2017: A Demonstration Project Agreement for Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) free, low Global Warming Potential (GWP) alternatives in refrigeration in the fisheries sector in the Maldives was signed between the Ministry of Environment and Energy and UNDP today.  

The main objective of the project, is to demonstrate low-GWP and HCFC free alternatives that can be used by the fisheries industry in the Maldives. The project is valued at MVR 2.2 million (USD 141,000), and funded by the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol.  It is expected to have a significant impact on;

(a) HCFC phase-out in the Maldives with low-Global Warming Potential alternatives and,

(b) scaled-up adoption of HCFC free alternatives in countries with large fishing industry consuming HCFCs, for example Fiji, and other Pacific Island Countries.

The project results can be used in other countries that have similar HCFC use in the fisheries industry. It will help the countries address challenges in the industry, particularly sea-borne vessels’ HCFC refrigerant use. 

 

For more information contact: UNDP Communications Officer aminath.ibrahim@undp.org