Ozone Layer Protection

What we do

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In 2009 the current national consumption of ozone depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) in Armenia was estimated to be about 131 tons. 98 tons of HCFCs were used for refrigeration servicing purposes, 25.5 tons for refrigeration commercial equipment manufacturing and 7.5 tons for manufacturing of foam applications – commercial refrigeration/panels. In total, the ozone depleting potential (ODP) for the HCFCs used in the country was calculated to be 7.83.   

UNDP promotes introduction of non-ozone depleting, environmentally sound technologies in the country and upgrade of the country’s refrigeration servicing by:

  • Providing qualified refrigeration technicians with complete sets of servicing equipment, ensuring technicians’ access to basic recovery capability;
  • Replacing HCFCs used in the manufacture of commercial refrigerators and sandwich panels at SAGA Ltd. with environmentally friendly alternatives, in line with Armenia’s compliance with the Montreal Protocol HCFC consumption freeze requirements.

Some results so far

25 previously trained technicians were provided with 25 sets of relevant refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) servicing equipment. The equipment will enable the technicians to service and maintain HCFC-based RAC equipment without releasing the HCFCs contained into the atmosphere this way contributing to ozone layer as well as to climate protection, since HCFC are also potent greenhouse gases.

Who Finances it?

Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol

$ 594,353.00


Delivery in previous fiscal year

31 December 2011

$ 4,621.42

31 December 2012

$ 90,005.98

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