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 Welcome to the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol

The Fund is dedicated to reversing the deterioration of the Earth's ozone layer. It was established by a decision of the Second Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (London, June 1990) and began its operation in 1991. The main objective of the Fund is to assist developing country parties to the Montreal Protocol whose annual level of consumption of the ozone depleting substances (ODS) chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halons is less than 0.3 kilograms per capita to comply with the control measures of the Protocol. Currently, 147 of the 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol meet these criteria. They are referred to as Article 5 countries.

The Multilateral Fund is managed by an Executive Committee with equal membership from developed and developing countries. Since the inception of the Fund, the Executive Committee has held 90 meetings. The Fund Secretariat, located in Montreal, assists the Executive Committee in its tasks. Projects and activities supported by the Fund are implemented by four international implementing agencies.

As at September 2022, the contributions received by the Multilateral Fund from developed countries, or non-Article 5 countries, totalled over US$ 4.49 billion. The Fund has also received additional voluntary contributions amounting to US $25.5 million from a group of donor countries to finance fast-start activities for the implementation of the HFC phase-down.

Last 16 July 2022, following the adoption of interim budgets for the Multilateral Fund due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Fifth Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (5th ExMOP) decided on the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund for the triennium 2021-2023. The Parties agreed on a budget of US $540 million for the triennium.

To facilitate phase-out by Article 5 countries, the Executive Committee has approved 144 country programmes, 144 HCFC phase-out management plans and has funded the establishment and the operating costs of ozone offices in 145 Article 5 countries.

 

 Membership of the Executive Committee in 2022

 Developing countries (Article 5)

- Bahrain
- Brazil
- Chad
- Cuba
- Guyana
- India
- Zimbabwe

Developed countries (non-Article 5)

- Belgium
- Canada
- Finland
- Italy
- Japan
- Romania
- United States of America

Chair and Vice-Chair

Mr. Hassan Mubarak (Bahrain) serves as Chair of the Executive Committee for one year beginning 1 January 2022.  Mr. John Thompson (USA) serves as Vice-Chair.

 

 Meetings of the Executive Committee in 2022 and 2023

The 91st meeting is scheduled for 5 to 9 December 2022, in Montreal, Canada.

The 92nd meeting is scheduled for 12 to 16 June 2023, in Montreal, Canada.

The 93rd meeting will be held back-to-back with the Thirty-Fifth Meeting of the Parties, at a venue to be decided.

 Montreal Protocol meetings in 2022

See the Ozone Secretariat website for further details.
 
 

 Country programme data reporting

Country programme data should be submitted using the data reporting forms in Microsoft Excel format for the appropriate year, which can be downloaded from the Countries section of this website.

 News and announcements

  Updated guide for the presentation of stage II of HCFC phase-out management plans (August 2022) 9/19/2022  
  The provisional agenda for the 91st meeting is now posted. 9/14/2022  
  The Information Note for the 91st meeting is now available. 9/9/2022  
  Policies, Procedures, Guidelines and Criteria of the Multilateral Fund (July 2022) 7/29/2022  
  HCFC phase-out management plans and HCFC production phase-out management plans (July 2022) 7/28/2022  
  Updated guide for project preparation of Stage I of Kigali HFC implementation plans (KIP) (April 2022) 4/28/2022  
  Executive Committee Primer 2022 1/23/2022  
  Adjusted consolidated business plan of the Multilateral Fund 2022-2024 1/5/2022  
  Guides for the preparation of project proposals 2/28/2020  
  Factsheets and final reports for demonstration projects on low-global-warming-potential alternatives to HCFC technologies 1/27/2020