Hydrochloroflurocarbons Phase Out Management Plan Project

Project Overview

 Local participant in an HCFC training organised by the project receives his certificate of training and is congratulated by UNDP Resident Representative Dr. Arun Kashyap. Photo Credit: UNDP Jamaica.

This project is helping Jamaica to meet all of the Montreal Protocol’s hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFC) control targets. HCFCs are organic compounds used as refrigerants. While they do not harm the ozone layer like chlorofluorocarbons they contribute to global warming.

The project is helping Jamaica reduce its consumption and production of HCFCs through the following activities:

  • Training for refrigeration technicians
  • Distribution of basic service tools, recovery/recycling equipment and retrofit kits
  • Converting the local HCFC-141b-based foam manufacturing enterprise to use non-HCFC technology
  • Extending Jamaica’s regulatory framework to monitor and control trade in HCFC and equipment containing HCFC

The project is being implemented by the National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA).

Achievements so far

  • Twenty trainers trained on alternatives to HFCs and good practices in refrigeration
  • Local HCFC-141b-based foam manufacturing enterprise (Seal Sprayed Solutions) supported to use non-HCFC technology
  • Training of technicians is ongoing

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