Through this new system, applications and processing of permits are expedited along with the monitoring and tracking of the HCFC
quota system imposed to registered importers to ensure compliance to reduction targets.
'The Department of Environment (DoE) has already prepared the HCFC
Phase-out Management Plan 2018 (Stage-II) with support from UNDP Bangladesh,' DoE Additional Director General Quazi Sarwar Imtiaz Hashmi told newsmen recently.
The $4.31 million Philippines Stage II HCFC
Phase-out project aims to boost efforts to meet the 2020 HCFC
consumption phase-out obligations of the Montreal Protocol and the initial requirements of the Kigali Amendment.
141b is used in a number of applications including thermos-ware polyurethane (PU) insulation foams, PU Sandwich Panels, Spray Foam, Flexible Foam, Commercial Refrigeration and Pipe PU Insulation.
He said that after successfully phasing out the first generation of ODSs in Pakistan as a part of global efforts to mitigate climate change the country is now in the process of phasing out HCFCs
Among the issues the parties will consider the funding level for the replenishment of the multilateral fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol for the 2018 to 2020 triennium to support developing countries in their efforts to continue the phase-out of ozone-depleting hydro chloro fluoro carbons (HCFCs
) and to initiate enabling activities for the phase-down of HFCs.
From 2011, he said, the Ministry of Climate Change was phasing out Hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs
), adding that there was no indigenous production of HCFCs
and Pakistan was importing ODS to meet the industrial requirements.
In his remarks Mosuf Ali UNEP's consultant provided information on the HCFC
phase-out schedule agreed by the country and the strategy it has formulated to phase out HCFCs
to remain in compliance with the Montreal Protocol.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) has set a target to reduce by 10 percent HCFC
importation by January.
In 1993, the EPA established the phase-out framework and the "worst-first" approach that focused first on HCFC-22, HCFC-141b, and HCFC-142b because these three HCFCs
have the highest ozone depletion potential of all HCFCs
"As of now the biggest user of HCFC
in Bahrain is Awal Gulf Manufacturing Company (a refrigeration and air conditioning equipment manufacturer) which accounts for about 70pc of Bahrain's HCFC
use in their manufacturing process," said Unido Montreal Protocol branch industrial development officer Lamia Benabbas.