Management and Destruction of ozone depleting substances in ODS banks
As of: April 2018
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