HCFC Phase-out Management Plan


Summary of HCFC Phase-out Management Plan

Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are gases that is categorized as both ozone depleting substances (ODS) and powerful greenhouse gases with a high global warming potential (GWP). Recognizing the potential risks of HCFC to the Earth’s climate, an amendment was made to the Montreal Protocol in September 2007, to accelerate their schedule to phase out HCFCs.

In this context, Government of Maldives was given assistance amounting to US $ 85,000 to prepare for HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the lead implementing agency.  The Government also sought assistance from UNDP for preparation of investment activities relating to this project. The HPMP was approved in the year --- which allocated a total funding of US$ 1.1 million to both UNEP and UNDP. Through the HPMP, Maldives Government has committed itself to an accelerated HCFC phase-out i.e., achieving 100% phase-out of use of HCFCs by 2025 using only 2.5% of baseline consumption for servicing. 

Upon implementation of this project, it will assist the Government of Maldives in reducing its consumption of HCFCs to 2.4 ODP tons (43.6 MT) in 2017 from estimated current consumption of 3.7 ODP tons (67.3 MT) and will indirectly support other national level activities for reducing of HCFC consumption beyond 2017 in line with agreement



Project start date:

January 2012

Estimated end date:

December 2020

Focus area:

  • inclusive growth
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Maldives

    Implementing partner:

    Ministry of Environment

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Montreal Protocol
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $38,676

    2018 $115,136

    2017 $21,448

    2015 $4,067

    2014 $12,254

    2013 $228,416

    2012 $0

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