National Lead Technical Expert on the review and processing data for the development of Project Identification Form to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the Republic of Tajikistan – Dushanbe

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) operates in over 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, to reduce inequalities and to increase sustainability. One of its critical priorities for 2020 is to support countries to accelerate ambitious action on climate change.

A healthy ozone layer and climate are essential to meeting all of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Montreal Protocol continues to protect people and planet alike. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol agreed in October 2016 is expected to avoid up to 0.4°C of global warming by the end of this century through phasing down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), powerful climate-heating gases largely used in cooling systems. Cooling is essential to human health, food security, economic productivity, and is becoming more important in the context of increasing global mean temperatures accompanied by more extreme heat waves. It is urgent to assist developing countries to access and scale up the use of the efficient and sustainable cooling technologies as a priority for tackling and adapting to the climate change. 

UNDP’s current Montreal Protocol portfolio covers 56 countries supported by the Multilateral Fund and 5 countries supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). UNDP helps countries to meet the objectives of the Montreal Protocol on the phase-out of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and HFC phase down under the Kigali Amendment.

The Republic of Tajikistan, as a country with economy in transition, honours its international commitments under the Montreal Protocol and is undertaking successful actions to accelerate the phase out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).

On the 29th of June 2022, the Government of Tajikistan ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. The Kigali Amendment brings the future production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the control of the Protocol and will make a major contribution towards the fight against climate change.

According to the Kigali Amendment, Tajikistan is facing an ambitious reduction schedule to phase down 5% of HFCs at 2020 from their baseline level, 35% at 2025 and 70% at 2029.

The Committee on Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan has requested UNDP’s support to access financial support from GEF to phase down HFCs to meet the reduction target for the Kigali Amendment. This will be achieved through the development of a Project Identification Form (PIF)[1]. The PIF should:

  • be aligned with the national priorities and policy frameworks of the Government of Tajikistan,
  • be in accordance with the GEF-8 programming strategy, particularly the chemicals and waste focal area, and
  • meet the relevant requirements of the Kigali Amendment.

UNDP Country Office in Tajikistan is thus seeking to recruit an experienced National Lead Expert who possesses excellent understanding of country context, knowledge of chemicals (HCFCs and HFCs) and assist Team Leader with the development of the PIF to UNDP-GEF to achieve Kigali targets on HFCs phase out in Tajikistan

[1] UNDP/GEF PIF Template and Guidance will be provided by UNDP Country Office

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