Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol

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Established June 1990, London (UK), as Interim Multilateral Fund, to assist countries in meeting control measures of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, signed 16 Sep 1987, Montréal QC (Canada). Confirmed as the Multilateral Fund at 4th Meeting, 1992, Copenhagen (Denmark), and replenished 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014. Implementing agencies: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment); United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); bilateral agencies from a number of contributing parties. Originally also referred to as: Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol; Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund (MPMF).


Provide funds to assist developing countries Parties to the Montreal Protocol to comply with their obligations under the Montreal Protocol by phasing-out the use of ozone depleting substances (ODS) according the Protocol schedules in a collective global effort to prevent destruction of the ozone layer.

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Financial and/or material support; guidance/assistance/consulting; events/meetings (usually in Montréal QC, Canada). Provides developing countries with access to necessary funding and technology transfer to implement provisions of the Montreal Protocol. Countries eligible for this assistance are those with an annual per capita consumption of ODS of less than 300 grams a year, as defined in Article 5 of the Protocol. Apart from a small number of essential uses, CFCs, halons and CTC have been phased out. As of Sep 2019, 144 of 145 developing countries have phase-out plans in place to address compliance with some or all of the HCFC control measures.


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