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Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Bolivia (2009)


Carbon dioxide emissions per capita and consumption of ozone-depleting CFCs (ODP tons)

Carbon dioxide emissions per capita and consumption of ozone-depleting CFCs (ODP tons)


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Source: Compiled by the author based on National Customs and Bolivian Institute for Standardization and Quality (IBNORCA), Data and information provided by companies marketing or using ODS.


The consumption of products containing chlorofluorocarbons declined substantially in Bolivia between 2000 and 2005. That decline was due mainly to a reduction in the percentage of refrigerants used. On the other hand, the percentage of foam products used has risen due to the drop in the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), which are gradually being withdrawn and replaced with hydrochlorofluorocarbides (HCFC), through the use of clean technologies.

Despite the progress made, in 2006 the consumption of ODS increased, compared to 2005. Although that spike interrupted the downward trend in the consumption of ODS observed in recent years, it was not a significant increase and it did not exceed the baseline established by the Kyoto Protocol.

Consumption of ODS in 2007 was expected to have declined by approximately 70 per cent compared with consumption recorded in 2006. That will provide continuity to the ODS reduction and substitution policies implemented by the Bolivian Government through the Ozone Programme and through the policy-setting, regulatory, and supervisory measures it has taken. In addition, by 2009, the Government expects to attain the goal set in the “Environmental Protection (Controls on Ozone Depleting Substances) Regulations” of eliminating all imports of ozone depleting substances.

Related Links

MDG Monitor Country Profile Bolivia

The Official United Nations site for the MDG Indicators

World Bank Country Brief Bolivia