HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan


Georgia is committed to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer since signing in 1996 and 2000 respectively. The country has already succeeded in reducing the consumption of most harmful ozone depleting substances - Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). UNDP continues its assistance in introducing a two-staged HCFC Phase out Management Plan (HPMP).

what we do

With funds from the Multi-Lateral Fund to the Montreal Protocol, UNDP assists Georgia to fulfill the Montreal Protocol schedule in phasing out HCFCs and to revise the national legislation related to the consumption of harmful substances. The HCFCs consumption in Georgia froze in 2013 and will be reduced by 10% and 35% in 2015 and 2020 respectively.

results so far

  • The consumption of HCFCs 142b was phased out four years earlier than anticipated date.
  • A 10-year (2011-2020) management plan for phasing out HCFCs was elaborated.
  • Legislation related to ozone-depleting substances was revised.
  • A strategy to change HCFC dependent installations from ODC based to alternative was prepared.
  • Two centres were established for recycling harmful refrigerants.
  • Twenty refrigeration and air conditioning service centres were equipped.
  • Traning courses were set up for vocational schools and custom officials.
  • 800 refrigeration and air conditioning service professionals and 200 custom officers received practical and theoretical training in refrigeration.
  • 17 companies and organizations were assisted in upgrading equipment and moving to harmless refrigerants.
  • Sales consultants of the biggest home appliances chain stores in Georgia received professional training in environment-friendly refrigeration and air conditioning. 
  • A nation-wide information campaign "I Care for Ozone" in 2014-2015 promoted ozone-friendly technologies.

Contact information

Contact persons

Lali Tevzadze
Project Manager

Liana Turkia
Financial Assistant

Nino Antadze
UNDP Environment & Energy Team Leader