In welcoming the agreement, European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard mentioned: “I’m more than pleased to see that our proposal to limit fluorinated gases was once unanimously supported by way of the Council. This law will considerably cut back emissions from those extraordinarily robust greenhouse gases, whilst spurring technological building and innovation within the European business. I additionally hope that this agreement will give renewed political momentum to come to an international agreement on phasing down fluorinated gases beneath the Montreal protocol.”

 

The new law on fluorinated gases F-gases will:

  • limit the overall quantity of crucial F-gases (HFCs) that may be bought within the EU, and cut back this in steps to one-fifth of as of late’s gross sales in 2030 (“phase-down” measure)
  • ban using F-gases in some apparatus, equivalent to refrigerators in houses or supermarkets, in air-con, in foams and aerosols, for which much less destructive possible choices are broadly to be had as of late
  • save you emissions of F-gases from current apparatus by way of requiring controls, correct servicing and restoration of the gases on the finish of the apparatus’s lifestyles.

Read extra:

  • IP/12/1180 – Climate motion: Commission proposes important relief in emissions of climate-warming fluorinated gases                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • MEMO/13/1183 – European Commissioner Connie Hedegaard welcomes primary step ahead to cut back one of the vital most threatening greenhouse gases
  • Fluorinated Greenhouse gases
  • Fluorinated Greenhous gases – policy

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