Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol

The Multilateral Fund (MLF) for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol was established as the first financial mechanism to help developing countries comply with their obligations under the Protocol to phase out the use of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) climate-warming pollutants called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

As part of Parties agreement to phase down HFC emissions over the next three decades, the use of HFCs and their resulting emissions are reported to the UNFCCC as substances to be limited or reduced. The Multilateral Fund receives additional voluntary contributions from a group of donor countries intended to finance fast-start activities for the implementation of the HFC phase-down. Eligible funding will be provided on the basis of the country’s total HFC baseline consumption and in view of subsector specific cost guidelines.

Activities that will be funded under the MP comprise:

  • Technological transfer including industrial conversion
  • Technical assistance
  • Information dissemination
  • Training and capacity building aimed at phasing out HFCs used in a broad range of sectors
Purpose of support 
Creating enabling environments and building institutional capacity
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What activities eligible for readiness support
Climate objective 
Sectors and themes 
Agriculture, Ecosystem adaptation, Education, Energy efficiency, Industry and Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, Rural, Transportation, Urban, Waste management, Oceans and Coastal Resources, Disaster risk reduction, Health, Gender, Jobs and Livelihoods, Poverty, Water
Type of support provider 
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level
Fund size 

Funding size varies according to replenishment term. The MLF is replenished on a three-year basis by the donor countries. The most recent replenishment period accumulated USD 540 million (2018-2020). In the context of the Kigali amendment USD 25 million have been pledged by a group of donor countries to enable early action on HFCs.

Co-financing required 
Trustee or administrator 
Executive Committee of the Fund
Contact information
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