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Environment Ministry signs 6 agreements with building insulation companies

By JT - Apr 01,2021 - Last updated at Apr 01,2021

AMMAN — The Ministry of Environment on Thursday signed six agreements with building insulation companies, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

With a grant valued at $247,000 offered by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’s (UNIDO) Montreal Protocol, the agreements were signed by Environment Minister Nabil Masarweh and the companies’ executives. 

The agreements aim to get rid of 82 tonnes of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) that affect the ozone layer and the climate, and to replace these compounds with hydrofluoroolefins which are, in contrast, environmentally friendly and sustainable. 

It is noteworthy that the first phase of the project was completed with a $1.64 million fund, whereas the second phase of the agreements is expected to be concluded by the end of December 2021. 

Masarweh stressed the ministry’s keenness to strengthen the partnership with the public and private sectors, provide technical and technological support and build national capacities for all sectors that use substances that affect ozone and climate.

He affirmed Jordan's commitment to implementing the agreements signed with the Executive Committee managing the Montreal Protocol and UNIDO, according to the timeframe set by the Montreal Protocol.

UNIDO Country Representative Sulafa Mdanat highlighted UNIDO’s preparedness to provide the necessary funding and technical support to enable the public and private sectors to implement projects according to the latest environmentally sound technology and aid Jordan in fulfilling its international obligations.


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