BRA/12/G76 HCFC Phase Out National Programme

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2022, Brazil
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
12/2020
Completion Date:
07/2020
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title BRA/12/G76 HCFC Phase Out National Programme
Atlas Project Number: 00064848
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2022, Brazil
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2020
Planned End Date: 12/2020
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.1.1 Low emission and climate resilient objectives addressed in national, sub-national and sectoral development plans and policies to promote economic diversification and green growth
SDG Goal
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
SDG Target
  • 12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
  • 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: Multilateral Fund Montreal Protocol
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 20,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with Donors
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Sonia Prota Consultant BRAZIL
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Environment, Montreal Protocol
Countries: BRAZIL
Lessons
1.

From the project implementation: Always have the approval of enterprises on the technologies to be implemented in investment projects before submitting them for approval of the MLF Executive Committee. Consider the execution schedule established by the enterprises in their conversions to not generate any imbalance. 

In relation to national and sectoral approach: Projects must be designed to meet the national and sector need.  

In relation to execution of sub-projects: The process of contracting foam enterprises for the conversion of their plants, which is the key mechanism used for the implementation of projects in this sector, requires close cooperation with enterprises to define the Terms of Reference and Action Plans for conversion,

Need to promote mechanisms with more agility and flexibility for the conversion of end users, considering the rotation of suppliers (System Houses) that characterizes the PU foam manufacturing sector,

Use the experience of enterprises that finalized their industrial conversion projects and disseminate it to other enterprises (ex. ceremonial plaques for enterprises that concluded their conversion, videos showing the advances achieved by the project etc.).

In relation to supervision and monitoring of sub-project: The execution of service contracts signed between UNDP and HPMP beneficiary enterprises requires continuous monitoring by UNDP at the enterprise level,

The implementation of group projects requires constant and regular on-site monitoring, besides the necessity of defining a focal point located at the System Houses exclusively dedicated to the conversion of end users,

Training on the implementation of group projects should be carried out with dedicated teams in System Houses, as soon as the service contracts are executed.

In relation to technical issues: It is important to promote campaigns on the safe handling of alternatives that present any degree of flammability, in addition to establishing regulations and technical standards for the safe use of flammable blowing agents in the productive chain of PU foams.  Considering this premise, for technological conversion projects in the polyurethane foams sector, the adoption of national and international parameters of industrial safety demonstrated by a safety certificate issued by a qualified enterprise is a sine-qua-non condition for the approval of technological conversion and for the disbursement of funds to HPMP beneficiary enterprises that opt for flammable alternatives. A Guide with the title of "Use of Flammable Blowing Agents on the PU Foam Productive Chain" was created and is currently in the final stage of electronic publication; the draft of the technical standard is currently being prepared.

In relation to availability of alternative technologies: Technological conversions will only happen if there are available economically feasible alternatives.

In relation to policy and regulatory framework: Policies and legal framework are the elements that drive the market.

In relation to import control: There must be an efficient control of imports.

In relation to external cooperation: External cooperation contributes for the knowledge of new technologies.

In relation to capacity building: The strengthening of teams is an essential tool for the process of technological conversion.

In relation to public awareness: The dissemination of information to the population in general or to the productive sector, about the importance of not using ODS in products and services, contribute to raise the awareness on responsible consumption and production, in addition to being an extremely important mechanism for influencing micro and small enterprises beneficiaries of the project. The dissemination of information must be performed on a regular basis.

In relation to government commitment: Interest and commitment by the Country are necessary tool for the execution of projects. 

In relation to project design and preparation: Between the project design and kick-off, four years have passed and therefore there were changes in implementation costs and conditions.  In this sense, flexibility is needed to implement investment projects, so as not to stop execution due to the lack of interest by beneficiaries.


Findings
Recommendations
1

 

It is recommended for this type of project to estimate a longer time in the initiation phase, considering the need for awareness and dissemination of technical, administrative and financial knowledge to the stakeholders involved in order to prepare them for change.

Management Response Documents
1. Recommendation:

 

It is recommended for this type of project to estimate a longer time in the initiation phase, considering the need for awareness and dissemination of technical, administrative and financial knowledge to the stakeholders involved in order to prepare them for change.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/07/15] [Last Updated: 2021/09/30]

It should be highlighted that all lessons learned, and cooperation established during the successful implementation of HPMP Stage I served as basis for the activities to be implemented during HPMP Stage II. In line with this recommendation, the Project BRA/16/G76 HCFC Phase Out National Programme – Stage II is under substantive review to postpone the deadline from 31 December, 2021 to 31 December, 2024.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project closed.
[Added: 2021/09/30] [Last Updated: 2022/01/24]
UNDP 2021/12 Completed Project closed. History

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