Complete HCFC Phase-out in Uzbekistan through promotion of zero ODS low GWP energy efficient technologies





May 2019 - May 2024


USD 2 048 040 

Focus Area:

Sustainable management of natural resources, including sustainable commodities and green and inclusive value chains


State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Ecology and Environment Protection


Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact

Project Document:


Project Summary:

The main purpose of the project is to accelerate HCFC (Hydrocloroflorocarbon - ozone depleting substances) phase-out to achieve the 2020 compliance objectives and prepare national capacity to sustainably reduce the servicing tail by 2030. Facilitation of implementation of upgraded national legislation on control of import/export and use of HCFCs, other ozone depleting sunstances (ODS) and ODS alternatives; improvement of Customs capacity on import/export control and temporary storage of seized refrigerants; demonstration of zero-ODS and low-GWP energy efficient cooling technologies in various sectors of the economy both private and public; completing the upgrading and strengthening of the servicing sector capacity including recovery/recycling/reclamation of refrigerants. The project will also discuss resource mobilization from International Financial Institutions and Bilateral Agencies and local stakeholders to increase the investment to the RAC sector; conduct comprehensive outreach activities to increase understanding of ozone-related issues with a wide cross-section of stakeholders and end users. Gender mainstreaming will also be addressed across various components to involve women in the business of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning.

Expected Results:

The goal of the GEF 6 Chemicals and Waste Results Framework for Ozone Depleting Substances is to promote the sound management of chemicals throughout their lifecycle in order to minimize adverse effects on the global environment and health of women, children and men through the phase-out and reduction of ODSs with a global indicator of 303.44 ozne depleting potential (ODP) tons of HCFC phased out. The principle global environmental benefit from the project will be to reduce consumption of HCFCs by 99.5% to 0.37 ODP tonnes of their baseline of 74.70 ODP tonnes and sustaining reductions in the servicing tail from that date till 2030 which requires solid national capacity in place to do so. consist of the four (4) interrelated and mutually reinforcing components. These have been specifically designed to address remaining barriers and improve sustainability prospects on the path towards HCFC-free future in Uzbekistan:

Component 1: National legislation and capacity building of customs and enforcement officers on control of HCFC and ODS alternatives import/export.

Component 2: Strengthening the HCFC re-use system and implementation of demonstration projects on HCFC replacement.

Component 3: Outreach and Resource Mobilization.

Component 4: Gender Mainstreaming and Monitoring & Evaluation.

Project Contact Information:

Isroiljon Khasanov


Tel: (998 78) 120-34-50

4 Taras Shevchenko Street, Tashkent 100029

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Funded by:

Global Environment Fund and UNDP

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