green cooling initiative: Best practice example

Training: Training workshop for ice machine makers

August 2015: In supporting the implementation of the Hydrofluorocarbon Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP) in Nigeria, the National Ozone Office (NOO) together with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized a training for ice machine makers on the installation and maintenance of low pressure foaming machines. The training was held in Abuja on August 11th and 12th, and in Ibadan on August 27th and 28th.

The NOO of the Federal Ministry of Environment inaugurated the trainings for ice machine makers under HPMP Stage I. The training in 2015 was so successful that another one was held in June 2017. HPMP Stage I has been successfully completed and Stag II is well under way.

Under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, Nigeria, as every other developing country, has committed to completely phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 2040. The year 2009/2010 is used a baseline, with a 10% phase out by 2015, a 35% phase out by 2020 and a 67.5% phase out by 2025.

Involved network members:

  • Nigeria - National Ozone Office

    The National Ozone Office (NOO) in the Department of Pollution Control, Federal Ministry of Environment is the focal point for the implementation of the MP in Nigeria.