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 Welcome to the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol

The Fund is dedicated to reversing the deterioration of the Earth's ozone layer. It was established by a decision of the Second Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (London, June 1990) and began its operation in 1991. The main objective of the Fund is to assist developing country parties to the Montreal Protocol whose annual level of consumption of the ozone depleting substances (ODS) chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halons is less than 0.3 kilograms per capita to comply with the control measures of the Protocol. Currently, 147 of the 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol meet these criteria. They are referred to as Article 5 countries.

The Multilateral Fund is managed by an Executive Committee with equal membership from developed and developing countries. The Fund Secretariat, located in Montreal, assists the Executive Committee in this task. Projects and activities supported by the Fund are implemented by four international implementing agencies.

Contributions to the Multilateral Fund from developed countries, or non-Article 5 countries, are assessed according to the UN scale of assessment. As at 7 December 2018, the contributions made to the Multilateral Fund by some 45 countries (including Countries with Economies in Transition or CEIT countries) totalled over US$ 3.89 billion.

The Fund has been replenished ten times: US $240 million (1991-1993), US $455 million (1994-1996), US $466 million (1997-1999), US $440 million (2000-2002), US $474 million (2003-2005), US $400.4 million (2006-2008), US $400 million (2009-2011), US $400 million (2012-2014), US $437.5 million (2015-2017), and US $540 million (2018-2020).

The Multilateral Fund has also received additional voluntary contributions from a group of donor countries intended to finance fast-start activities for the implementation of the HFC phase-down. As at 30 November 2018, additional voluntary contributions stood at US $25,513,071.

Since the inception of the Fund, the Executive Committee has held 83 meetings.

To facilitate phase-out by Article 5 countries, the Executive Committee has approved 144 country programmes, 144 HCFC phase-out management plans and has funded the establishment and the operating costs of ozone offices in 145 Article 5 countries.

The Executive Committee has also approved a total of US $33.6 million for projects for fast-start implementation of the HFC phase-down.


 Membership of the Executive Committee in 2019

 Developing countries (Article 5)

- Argentina
- Benin
- China
- Grenada
- Kuwait
- Niger
- Rwanda

Developed countries (non-Article 5)

- Belgium
- Canada
- France
- Hungary
- Japan
- Norway  
- United States of America

Chair and Vice-Chair

Mr. Philippe Chemouny (Canada) serves as Chair of the Executive Committee for one year beginning 1 January 2019. Ms. Juliet Kabera (Rwanda) serves as Vice-Chair.


 Meetings of the Executive Committee in 2019 and 2020

The 83rd meeting was held in Montreal, Canada, from 27 to 31 May 2019. The 84th meeting will be held from 16 to 20 December 2019 in Montreal. The 85th meeting will be held from 25 to 29 May 2020 in Montreal. The 86th meeting will be held during the week preceding the Thirty-Second Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, which was tentatively booked for 23 to 27 November 2020, at a venue to be decided. 


 Montreal Protocol meetings

Montreal, 13 - 17 July 2020  - 42nd Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
Venue to be decided, 23 - 27 November 2020 -  Joint 12th Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention and 32nd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
See the Ozone Secretariat website for further details.

 Country programme data reporting

A web-based data entry system based on the country programme format for use by national ozone units is available at: If it is not possible to use the web-based form, country programme data should be submitted using the data reporting forms in Microsoft Excel format for the appropriate year, which can be downloaded from the Countries section of this website.

 News and announcements

  Documents and information note for the 84th meeting of the Executive Committee 11/29/2019  
  Guides for the preparation of project proposals 10/15/2019  
  Factsheets and final reports for demonstration projects on low-global-warming-potential alternatives to HCFC technologies 9/23/2019  
  Policies, Procedures, Guidelines and Criteria of the Multilateral Fund (May 2019) 9/4/2019  
  Executive Committee Primer 2019 8/28/2019  
  Report of the 83rd meeting of the Executive Committee 6/13/2019  
  Tribute to Mani 4/23/2019  
  Adjusted prorated 2018-2020 business plan of the Multilateral Fund 8/16/2018