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Since 1993, UNIDO has received over USD 900 million to implement Montreal Protocol projects around the world. The funding, provided through the Multilateral Fund (MLF) for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol, is used for continued support to national ozone units in implementing phase-out activities at the country, regional and global level.

UNIDO provides technical assistance for the conversion of production lines, predominantly refrigeration and air-conditioning manufacturing lines, to low-to-zero global-warming-potential alternative technologies. UNIDO also works with policy makers to strengthen the legal and institutional framework in participating countries and with companies, industry associations and individuals to put these policies into action.

Given the growing importance of cooling applications like refrigeration and air-conditioning, these projects have a wide-ranging impact on both people and the planet. We are pleased to share some of the results achieved from MLF-funded projects implemented by UNIDO since 2010.

Climate impact

IN 2021

69.3M

Tons of co2 emissions potentially avoided

Ozone depleting substances phase out

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79,634
OZone depleting substance phase-out in metric tons since 2010
1,536
Methyl Bromide
59,004
HCFC-22
10,601
HCFC-141b
8,493
HCFC-142b

Number of countries supported

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Since 2010
93
Countries
Supported by UNIDO under the montreal protocol

Number of enterprises supported

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354
Enterprises Supported*
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120 in the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector
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223 in the foam sector
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1 in the aerosol sector
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10 in the solvent sector
*Data compiled from HCFC and HFC phase out projects

Funding mobilized

Mobilized Funding
in 2021
$23.1M
Africa(9.7%)
$2.2 M
Arab Region (33.4%)
$7.7M
Europe and
Central Asia (4.9%)
$1.1M
Asia and Pacific (37.6%)
$8.7M
Latin America and
the Caribbean (14.5%)
$3.3M
Mobilized Funding
Since 2010
$461.6M
Africa(5%)
$22.9M
Arab Region (16.2%)
$74.8M
Europe and
Central Asia (14.9%)
$68.9M
Asia and Pacific (49.4%)
$228.1M
Global (0.5%)
$2.3M
Latin America and
the Caribbean (14.0%)
$64.6M
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