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Position paper - Fluorinated greenhouse gases regulation: a multisectoral perspective

24 May 2023

Although they do not harm the ozone layer, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) are powerful greenhouse gases (GHGs) that contribute to climate change. The European Union is right to target this widely used family of fluorinated gases (F-gases) and push society towards ultra-low climate impact gases, known as hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs) and other alternatives. However, banning fluorinated gases outright would create unintentional consequences.