Funds Approved for Grenada to Phase-out Ozone Depleting Substances

Grenada’s Spice Islander reports that the island is among the first Latin American and Caribbean countries to received approval of funding for the Hydro Chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP). Here are excerpts with a link to the full article below:

The decision was taken at the recent 62nd Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in Montreal, Canada.

Having successfully met the phase-out targets for Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in 2010, Grenada is now attempting to phase-out another group of chemicals with lower Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) referred to as hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).  These HCFCs are used only in the refrigeration and air-conditioning servicing sector in Grenada.

[. . .] The committee approved the requested funding for Grenada of US $210,000.00 to phase out 35% of HCFC consumption by the year 2020.  The intermediate phase-out targets set by the Montreal MoProtocol would require Grenada to freeze its consumption level in the year 2013, at the average of it 2009 and 2010 consumption and to reduce consumption by 10%  of the baseline in the year 2015. 

This phase out target is set for all developing countries. The phasing out of the Ozone Depleting Gases will also yield synergistic climate benefits since these gases are also potent greenhouse gases with significant Global Warming Potential (GWP). Grenada is among the first Caribbean countries to receive approval for this project and among the first 30 of the 196 Parties that have signed the Montreal Protocol.  The other Caribbean states that received approval for similar projects were Belize and Dominica.

For full article, see http://www.spiceislander.com/?p=3213

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