Initial Implementation of Accelerated Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Phase-Out in the Countries with Economy in Transition (CEIT) Region

Project summary

The project is designed to help Ukraine fulfill its global environment management commitments and plans under multilateral agreements to which the country is a party, in particular the Montreal Protocol and the Vienna Convention on Protection of Ozone Layer.

The project aims at addressing incomplete knowledge and awareness issues, contribute to regional information exchange and networking, and ensuring capacity building and technical assistance is provided at national level.

Project Goals

·         Create a favorable environment for the protection of the ozone layer in Ukraine.

·         Increase capacities of customs and environmental officers to prevent the trade in illegal ozone-depleting substances (ODS).

·         Support the technological conversion to HCFC–free substances in selected private companies.

Expected Results

·         Legislative and policy options for HCFC phase-out and control provided.

·         Capacity building for enforcement of HCFC control measures conducted.

·         Support for the development of regional institutions, capacity and cooperation provided.

·         Formal HCFC phase-out strategy and action plan developed.

·         Targeted phase-out investment and demonstration projects implemented.


Draft Law on Protection of Ozone Layer in Ukraine is developed and published on the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine website.




Project start date:

April 2012

Estimated end date:

July 2020

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Global Environment Fund Truste
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year


    Partners: Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, State Customs Service of Ukraine, Parliamentary Committee of Ukraine on Environmental Policy, Natural Resources and Elimination of Consequences of Chornobyl Catastrophe, national think tanks, Ukrainian environmental associations (NGOs)

    Related SDG: Climate action



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