Hydrochlorofluorocarbon Phase-out Management Plan for Bhutan


The Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) phase-out management plan of Bhutan stems from the firm commitment of the country to protect and preserve the environment and to maintain the negative carbon emission status. Based on this, the country has committed to phase-out HCFCs by 1 January 2025. The plan will impose an import ban on import of HCFC based equipment by 2013. The decision on phasing-out of HCFC by 2025 is based on the countries determination to maintain the negative carbon emission status.

The planned activities for the project include:

  1. HCFC phase-out policies and enforcement
  2. Information exchange and advocacy programme
  3. Servicing technician training and certification programme
  4. Investment projects to facilitate HCFC consumption reduction
    • Recovery and Reclamation programme
    • End-user retrofit incentive programme
  5. Project coordination, monitoring and management, and
  6. Promotion of ozone climate co-benefit activities
    • Standards and Labelling Programme
    • Framework for Efficient and Low HCFC Economic Development



Project start date:

January 2013

Estimated end date:

December 2019

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Bhutan

    Implementing partner:

    National Environment Commissio

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Montreal Protocol
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $15,677

    2018 $28,048

    2017 $26,887

    2016 $3,459

    2014 $44,241

    2013 $69,259

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