green cooling initiative: Best practice example

Policymaking: National HCFC phase out management plan

In order to achieve a 65% reduction of HCFCs by 2025, the Bangladesh Department of Environment (DoE) is planning Stage 2 of its HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP), funded by the Multilateral Fund.

Bangladesh’s HPMP Stage 1 includes an investment component and a technician and customs training component. An 18% reduction in HCFCs after the successful completion of Stage 1 by the end of 2017 is expected, after which HPMP Stage 2 will commence. To achieve the 35% phase-out target in 2020 and in preparation for the 65% target by 2025, set forward in the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, the DoE is currently preparing HPMP Stage 2.

As a signatory to the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol, Bangladesh inaugurated its Country Programme to phase-out the consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) in 1994, with the formation of the National Ozone Unit in 1996. The Country Programme proposed the introduction of regulatory measures, spreading awareness and information as well as training and funding for technological conversions to comply with the country’s climate goals.

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