Fluorinated greenhouse gases – review of EU rules (2015-20)

Fluorinated greenhouse gases – review of EU rules (2015-20)

Consultation Type: Roadmap – REFIT

Deadline for feedback: 7 September 2020

Topics: Climate action

Type of act: Proposal for a regulation – Inception impact assessment

Objective of the consultation

Fluorinated gases (‘F-gases’) are man-made greenhouse gases used in various products and appliances (e.g. fridges, air-conditioning units). Their emissions contribute to climate warming.
In 2014, the EU adopted rules to reduce F-gas emissions significantly.
This initiative will review these rules and update them in view of:

  • the European Green Deal and climate law
  • recent international obligations on hydrofluorocarbons/HFCs (Montreal Protocol)
  • progress made and lessons learned.

You can find additional information: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12479-Review-of-EU-rules-on-fluorinated-greenhouse-gases
Source: European Commission