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Barrier Removal for the Widespread Commercialization of Energy-Efficient CFC-Free Refrigerators in China

Project Summary

This project will reduce GHG emissions in China by removing barriers to the widespread commercialization of energy-efficient refrigerators. The project addresses the key market, technological, social, and commercial barriers both to the adoption of high-efficiency refrigerator technology by Chinese manufacturers and to the acceptance of high-efficient refrigerators by Chinese consumers. Activities include technical assistance and training for compressor and refrigerator manufacturers, incentives for energy efficient product design or modification and conversion of factory production lines, national efficiency standards, a national labeling program, consumer education and outreach, dealer and manufacturer incentive programs, and a consumer buyback/recycling program.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
UNOPS/China National Environmental Protection Agency
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
243,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
9,617,000 USD
Co-financing Total
31,289,500 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 41,149,500.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
30 Mar 1998
Concept Approved
30 Mar 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
07 Jun 1999
Project closed
06 Oct 2017