The HPMP for Nigeria, approved at the 62nd meeting of the ExCom, is expected to result in the complete phase- out of 407.7 ODP tonnes of HCFCs in the Country by 1st January 2040. While UNDP is the Lead Implementing Agency, UNIDO is the Cooperating Agency for the HPMP Project. The first control measure was the freeze on consumption of HCFCs from January 1 2013, using the average of 2009 and 2010 as the baseline level. The next control step was the reduction of 10% from the baseline levels by Jan 1 2015.
Nigeria is conscious of the need to reap full an added environmental benefits from its ODS Phase Out efforts, as a result of which the country has committed itself to adopting technologies that will yield climate Co-Benefits. Its HCFC Phase-out Strategies therefore include replacements with Methyl Formate (MF) and Hydrocarbons (HC). This phase out route is assisting the Country to drive innovation in the direction of setting up a System House and Implementation of an Hydrocarbon (HC) Plant Production Pilot Project.