Complete HCFC Phase-out in Tajikistan through Promotion of Zero ODS Low GWP Energy Efficient Technologies

Project Summary

To accelerate HCFC phase-out to achieve the 2020 compliance objectives and sustainably reduce the servicing tail. Understanding the implications of the Kigali Amendment, including conducting a comprehensive ODS Alternatives survey; facilitation of implementation of upgraded national legislation on control of import/export and use of HCFCs, other ODS and ODS alternatives; Upgrading storage capacity for mixed unusable ODS refrigerants; improvement of Customs capacity on import/export control and piloting a electronic sealing/tracking project for ODS entering the country; demonstration of zero-ODS and low-GWP energy efficient cooling technologies in various sectors of the economy both private and public ; and completing the upgrading and strengthening of the servicing sector capacity including tools and advanced refrigerant identifiers of various refrigerants currently in use. The project will also discuss resource mobilisation from International Financial Institutions and Bilateral Agencies and local stakeholders to increase the investment to the RAC sector; conduct comprehensive outreach activities to increase understanding of ozone related issues with a wide cross section of stakeholderts and end users. Gender mainstreaming will also be addressed across various components to involve women in the business of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of Tajikistan
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,585,430 USD
Co-financing Total
5,765,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
150,616 USD
Total Cost 7,400,430.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
20 Dec 2016
Preparation Grant Approved
05 Jul 2017
Concept Approved
05 Jul 2017
Project Approved for Implementation
15 Oct 2018
Project closed