HFC Surveys in Article 5 Countries: Update on Status and Launch of the Summary of Key Findings from the CCAC Inventories
When: 13:30 - 14:50
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Room MH 2
This side event will present and launch the newest CCAC-UN Environment publication titled “National HFC Inventories: Summary of the Key Findings from the First Tranche of Studies”. It will also provide an update on the format and status of the Multilateral Fund surveys of ODS alternatives, and an opportunity to highlight challenges and lessons learned from the ongoing work in many Article 5 countries.
One of the main challenges for developing countries wanting to take early action on high-GWP HFCs has been the relatively limited availability of national data on current levels of HFC use and projected future demand. To help remedy this situation, the CCAC’s HFC Initiative is funding voluntary national-level inventories in fourteen developing countries. Each inventory includes surveys of current and projected future use of HFCs, and outlines opportunities to avoid growth in the use of high-GWP HFCs and to phase down existing consumption.
Inventories for Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia and Nigeria have been completed with the assistance of UNDP. The remaining eight inventories – in Bahamas, Cambodia, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, South Africa and Vietnam – are under way and will be completed by end 2016. There are preliminary results for Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam, and from similar, bilaterally funded, exercises under way in Moldova and Sri Lanka.
After the CCAC initiated these inventories, the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund also approved surveys of alternatives to ozone-depleting substances in 129 developing countries. The pioneering work of the CCAC’s HFC Initiative to develop the fourteen inventories, including the various methodologies used, should provide valuable experiences and lessons learned that will aid the work of the countries and the agencies involved in those other projects.