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Detail of GEF Project #768

GEF Project ID768
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameProgramme for Phasing Out Ozone Depleting Substances
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaOzone Depleting Substances
Operational ProgramOz
PDF-B Approval Date2000-02-01
Approval Date2000-02-01
CEO Endorsement Date2000-07-27
GEF Agency Approval Date2001-02-05
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyUNEP/UNDP
DescriptionThe project is to implement a comprehensive National Programme for Recovery / Recycling of refrigerants in the refrigeration and air conditioning sub-sectors as part of the Refrigerant Management Plan (RMP). Five training seminars for technicians performing repairs, maintenance and installation of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment will be held to familiarize all involved with the RMP and the National Recovery & Recycling Programme. The project will provide 50 recovery equipment and 50 manual recovery pumps and recovery bags to be distributed to the larger CFC-12 users. The project will also provide 5 sets of recycling equipment strategically distributed around the country. A system for monitoring the quantity and quality of the CFC recycled is planned (although it forms part of another parallel project), to ensure the success of the National Recovery & Recycling Programme.
Implementation StatusProject completed. Estonia has been using national funds to continue work in ODS and are focusing on completing work on issues such as: handling and destruction of waste ODS; decommissioning of halons (particularly on ships); cooperation with the Customs Board on illegal trade in ODS; overseeing Ongoing recovery, recycling and storage of ODS at the ODS Centre in Suur-Sõjamäe, Tallinn; Introduction of inspection standard EVS-EN ISO/IEC 7020:2004 for leak control; update of Governmental Regulation on ozone depleting substances as well as elaboration of Ministerial regulation of licensing methyl bromide for QPS uses. The country is in compliance with the Montreal protocol, and in the second half of 2006 and into 2007, wishes to utilize remaining GEF funds for their final round of awareness activities, capitalizing on the ‘Ozzy Ozone’ character, as well as carrying out training at regional centres on the environmental impact of refrigerants.
PDF B Amount
67,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
851,283 USD
GEF Grant
918,783 USD
Cofinancing Total
45,000 USD
Project Cost
963,783 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
851,283 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
45,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
963,783 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Endo.)
146,000 USD
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