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Position paper - Updated paper on F-gas regulation

30 Jan 2023
Transport, Energy & Climate

The Fluorinated Gases (F-gases) Regulation is one of the EU’s most successful pieces of climate legislation. Originally enacted in 2006 and revised in 2014, the current proposed revision is ambitious, and industry supports the long-term goal of reducing F-gas emissions by 98% by 2050.
The private sector has a strong record of reducing refrigerants’ climate impact and stands ready to continue its efforts. However, the proposed pre-2030 emissions reduction goals are unrealistic and risk avoidable market disruption.
The draft proposal contains stringent product restrictions and poses significant technological challenges for the private sector. When applied to the complex and widespread applications of F-gases, restrictions must be narrowly and clearly defined to ensure their effectiveness.