Management and Destruction of ozone depleting substances in ODS banks - 13_I+_022 - 724 - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)

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Management and Destruction of ozone depleting substances in ODS banks

As of: August 2019

Objective and activities

The aim of the project is to promote the reduction of emissions from ODS banks in the form of halogenated hydrocarbons - often stored in old appliances, foams and products - in developing countries and emerging economies. The project is building capacity at the national, regional and international level in order to register ODS banks, establish measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems, and dispose of the ODS banks using low-emission methods. In order to estimate technology gaps, the project is analysing existing technology levels and current needs, and describing these within the context of technology roadmaps. Drawing on financial support from the private sector, the project is also promoting the necessary transfer of technology for the recovery, collection, recycling and environmentally-friendly disposal of ODS banks. In addition, management and disposal solutions for ODS banks will be shared through regional cooperation among the countries.

State of implementation/results

  • Status-quo analysis of the countries completed
  • study tour for Ozone Protection Officers to German and European ODS Banks, management and destruction technologies and policies organised in October 2015
  • A global study on ODS Banks published on Proklima Website (GIZ): "Management and destruction of existing ozone depleting substances banks"
  • Presentation “Management and destruction of ODS Banks: Ghana Case Study” at the UNEP-Network Meeting in March 2016
  • ODS Banks Workshops for WEEE-Managers in Columbia in April 2016
  • Guideline on the Manual Dismantling of Refrigerators and Air Conditioners and training material published in English and Spanish in June 2017
  • Development of guidelines on 1) inventory, 2) collection systems, 3) policy measures and 4) application of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary movements of ODS as well as on manual dismantling of refrigerators and air conditioners finalised and published at the OEWG 39 in Bangkok in July 2017
  • Methodology for taking ODS inventories presented in the side event "GHG inventories in the RAC&F sectors - opportunities and challenges for accelerated climate action", OEWG in Bangkok in July 2017
  • Development of Inventories in Colombia, Tunisia, Iran, Ghana and the Dominican Republic and their presentations at workshops with partner institutions and stakeholders including industrial representatives
  • Development of an e-learning tool based on the global roadmap on ODS banks management
  • Demonstration reclaim facilities for refrigerators in preparation
  • In September 2017 the ODS Banking Project and the Manual Dismantling guide as well as all other publications of the project were presented at the International Ozone Protection Conference in Bogotá, Colombia
  • In October 2017 a study trip was organised for partners from Ghana and Colombia to visit the WRF in Geneva, Switzerland, local refrigerator recyclers and authorities
  • The project took part in the WRF international resource conference in Geneva in October 2017 with its own workshop and exhibition stand
  • The project short film was published in English and features subtitles in English, French, Spanish and Farsi. The film illustrates the ODS banks problem and was first shown at the WRF in Geneva in October 2017 and at the Conference of the Parties in Montreal (MOP 29) in November 2017
  • The paper on "Global banks of ozone depleting substances. An estimate on country-level" was published in its own side event at the MOP29. A review by an independent TEAP scientist is planned for 2018
  • The project took part in the Tunis Energy Efficiency Conference in April 2018 at the invitation of the Tunisian Energy Agency (ANME) and made an active contribution to the panel on energy efficiency in buildings
  • Project activities and results were presented in 2018 at international regional conferences of the Montreal Protocol (OEWG and NOU LAK network meetings)
  • the ODS Banks theme and project results were presented at various environmental conferences and meetings (including the World's Leading Water, Wastewater and Raw Materials Management Fair),
  • Waste Water, Waste and Raw Materials Management (IFAT), Energy Efficiency Initiative UN Environment (U4E), E-Waste Academy, StEP-Initiative)
  • Core elements of the ODS Banks Management and the Global Roadmap Tool were presented In a webinar; project partners from Ghana
  • reported on activities and challenges and discussed best practices with the participants
  • The national ODS Banks inventory reports were completed in Colombia, Tunisia, Ghana, Iran and the Dominican Republic; short brochures present and disseminate the results
  • Inventory results from Colombia and Tunisia were presented at the international environmental trade fair (FIMA) in Bogotá, OEWG and
  • of the Latin America NOU network meeting
  • The report "Global banks of ozone depleting substances: A country-level
estimate" was published in a second edition after a scientific review.

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Project data

Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Iran, Tunisia

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Department of Environment - Islamic Republic of Iran, Environmental Protection Agency - Ghana, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources - Dominican Republic, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia
  • Diverse partner institutions (governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations)

BMU grant:
€ 4,500,000

11/2013 till 10/2020


Fact sheet:
Management and destruction of ozone depleting substances (Englisch | PDF | 355 KB)