OZONACTION UNDER THE MULTILATERAL FUND
The Parties to the Montreal Protocol established a Multilateral Fund
that provides developing countries with the technical and financial assistance needed to comply with the Protocol. Along with UNDP, UNIDO and the World Bank, UNEP is one of the Fund’s Implementing Agencies.
Since 1991, the UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) OzonAction Programme has been strengthening the capacity of governments – particularly National Ozone Units (NOUs) -- and industry in developing countries to elaborate and enforce the policies required to implement the Protocol and make informed decisions about alternative technologies.
To help developing countries ("Article 5 countries") better cope with demands of the Protocol compliance period, UNEP strategically reoriented its approaches and delivery mechanisms in 2002 by creating a Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP). The majority of the CAP staff is based in UNEP’s Regional Offices, where they closely interact with countries to support and sustain compliance. This regional delivery mechanism is a distinct feature of the OzonAction Programme.
The CAP provides the following assistance to developing countries: