|Title||Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol – Institutional Support 2009-2011|
|Maximum CIDA Contribution||$ 11,502,054|
|Executing Agency - Partner||Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol|
|Start - End||2009 - 2012|
Biosphere protection (041020): 50%
Environmental policy and administrative management (041010): 50%
This contribution represents Canada’s institutional support to the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MFMP). The Multilateral Fund uses these funds, along with other donors’ funding, to achieve its mandate.
The Multilateral Fund provides support to developing countries to help phase out the use and production of substances that break down the earth's protective ozone layer. The destruction of the ozone layer allows increased ultraviolet radiation to reach the earth. This is detrimental to human health and diminishes the productivity of important food crops. The Multilateral Fund promotes technological change in developing countries by helping to increase the use of environmentally safe products and equipment through technical assistance, the conversion of industrial facilities, and strengthening key organizations.
The Multilateral Fund secretariat is based in Montreal.
|This is a new feature, part of CIDA's efforts towards increasing transparency. Information will only be available for projects approved after October 15, 2011. For other projects, information on expected results is usually included in the description.|
|Progress and Results Achieved|
Results achieved by the Multilateral Fund through the support of Canada and other international donors during the period of 2009-2011 include the phasing out of over 40,000 tonnes of ozone-depleting potential in 144 countries. From the inception of the Multilateral Fund in 1991 to the end of 2011, a total of 446,798 tonnes of ozone-depleting substances have been phased out through projects supported by the Fund.
According to the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme, atmospheric levels of key ozone-depleting substances are going down. Assuming continued compliance with the Montreal Protocol, the ozone layer outside the Polar Regions is expected to recover to its pre-1980 levels before 2050.