Nigeria is party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. This protocol is a global agreement that is aimed at protecting the earth’s ozone layer by phasing out the chemicals that deplete it. As such, the country has developed a phase-out management plan includes both the production and consumption of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFCs) - ozone-depleting substances. The Montreal Protocol provides a set of practical, actionable tasks that have been agreed upon by all parties. Nigeria’s contribution to this global effort is helping in ensuring that the ozone layer recovers.
This project is being implemented to ensure the sustainable and cost effective phase-out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFCs) through implementation of a combination of interrelated institutional and regulatory measures and other investment activities including conversion of production facilities and strengthening of national capacities for local manufacture of hydrocarbon based alternative refrigerants.
Successful implementation of the HPMP will result in the complete phase out of 407.7 ODP tonnes of HCFCs in Nigeria by 1st January 2040 in line with the obligation taken by the Government of Nigeria under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Each year, the country is expected to achieved well-defined yearly HCFC consumption reduction targets.