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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. Since the inception of the Fund, the Executive Committee has held 91 meetings. The Fund Secretariat, located in Montreal, assists the Executive Committee in its tasks. Projects and activities supported by the Fund are implemented by four international implementing agencies and a few bilateral agencies.

Last 16 July 2022, following the adoption of interim budgets for the Multilateral Fund due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Fifth Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (5th ExMOP) decided on the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund for the triennium 2021-2023. The Parties agreed on a budget of US $540 million for the triennium.

As at 29 May 2023, the contributions received by the Multilateral Fund from developed countries, or non-Article 5 countries, totalled over US$ 4.4 billion. The Fund has also received additional voluntary contributions amounting to US $25.5 million from a group of donor countries to finance fast-start activities for the implementation of the HFC phase-down.

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.

 Membership of the Executive Committee in 2023

 Developing countries (Article 5)

- Brazil
- Burkina Faso
- China
- Cuba
- Ghana
- Kenya
- Kuwait

Developed countries (non-Article 5)

- Australia
- Belgium
- Estonia
- Finland
- Italy
- Japan
- United States of America

Chair and Vice-Chair

Ms. Annie Gabriel (Australia) serves as Chair of the Executive Committee for one year beginning 1 January 2023.  Mr. Matheus Bastos (Brazil) serves as Vice-Chair.


 Meetings of the Executive Committee in 2023 and 2024

The 93rd meeting is scheduled for 15 to 19 December 2023, in Montreal, Canada. (NOTE NEW DATES)

The 94th meeting is scheduled for 10 to 14 June 2024, in Montreal, Canada.

The 95th meeting is scheduled for 2 to 6 December 2024, in Montreal, Canada.

 Montreal Protocol meetings in 2023

See the Ozone Secretariat website for further details.

 Country programme data reporting

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

  Job opening - Translation Coordination (Individual Contractor) 9/7/2023  
  NEW! Updated guides and submission forms for the preparation of project proposals 7/12/2023  
  Policies, Procedures, Guidelines and Criteria of the Multilateral Fund (July 2023) 7/11/2023  
  MLF communication tool on the achievements of the Multilateral Fund (May 2023) 6/5/2023  
  Executive Committee Primer – 2023 4/24/2023  
  Framework of activities for sustainability supported by the Multilateral Fund 3/22/2023  
  2022 MLF year-end message and newsletter 12/22/2022  
  Adjusted consolidated business plan for the Multilateral Fund 2023-2025 12/20/2022  
  MLF logo and branding guidelines (November 2022) 11/15/2022  
  Factsheets and final reports for demonstration projects on low-global-warming-potential alternatives to HCFC technologies 1/27/2020  
  MLF fact sheet Egypt  
  MLF fact sheet Thailand  
  MLF fact sheet PRAHA