|GEF Project ID||2118|
|UNDP PMIS ID||3233|
|Funding Source||GEF Trust Fund|
|Project Name||Total Sector Methyl Bromide Phase Out in Countries with Economies in Transition|
|Region||Europe and Central Asia|
|Focal Area||Ozone Depleting Substances|
|Pipeline Entry Date||2003-06-18|
|PDF-B Approval Date||2003-06-18|
|CEO Endorsement Date||2005-01-13|
|GEF Agency Approval Date||2005-04-07|
|Project Completion Date||2010-01-31|
|Project Status||Project Completion|
|Executing Agency||National Ozone Units|
|Description||This regional intervention aims to support all eligible CEIT in their efforts to achieve compliance with the Copenhagen Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, specifically the agreed control schedule for Methylbromide (MBr). Country level activities to identify and phase out MBr consumption by the Protocol deadlines will be prepared by UNEP and UNDP in partnership with the recipient countries, and in close consultation with the Implementation Committee of the Montreal Protocol Parties. Commencement of country level project implementation activities will be subject to effectiveness of the Copenhagen Amendment.
March 25, 2004 (LG)
The project seeks to enable the 7 participating countries to meet compliance with the control measure of the Montreal Protocol for Methyl Bromide (MB). This control measure requires 100\% phase out of MB - excluding quarantine and pre-shipment - by January 1, 2005, through the urgent implementation of sectoral phase-out plans.
The project would phase-out about 167 metric tons of MB used each year for soil fumigation, stored products, and structures, and will also aim to reduce the quantity of MB used for quarantine and pre-shipment treatments. In the long run, the project aims to establish non-chemical IPM based alternatives for fumigation.
|Implementation Status||Decision-makers workshops have been held in all countries. National technical focal points have also been identified and brought on-board. The specifications for training programmes in soil and post-harvest applications of alternatives to methyl bromide have been developed. Training in alternatives to MB for soil applications will be conducted by UNEP and FAO during the autumn months of 2005. Specifications for equipment required in the adoption of alternatives will be developed through in-country missions by selected technical experts who, working in collaboration with the National technical focal points, will finalise these tasks during autumn 2005. Contracts with national policy focal points are in place and relevant work on policy and outreach and awareness activities in underway. The projectâ€™s first Global Steering Committee meeting was held in Montreal, Canada on 23-24 July. The project is on track. |
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