As Parties convene in person for the first time in more than two years, ensuring the continued successful implementation of the Montreal Protocol must include a modernisation of its institutions and increased investment in its future.
The Montreal Protocol was created in 1987 to regulate the chemicals responsible for ozone depletion. Widely hailed as the world’s most successful international environmental treaty, it has phased out 99 per cent of all Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), setting the ozone layer on the path to recovery.
Despite a brief dip in carbon dioxide emissions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is still heading for a temperature rise in excess of 3°C this century, far beyond the universally recognised Paris Agreement target of 1.5°C.
Preliminary findings of the evaluation and impact assessment for amending the EU F-Gas Regulation were presented and discussed in a stakeholder workshop on 6 May 2021. This briefing collates the comments and requests for further evaluation by EIA and other civil society organisations.
he F-Gas Regulation is a landmark piece of European Union (EU) climate legislation for transitioning away from fluorinated gases such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6). After five years in force, the legislation is now being reviewed for improvement. This NGO stakeholder briefing in response to the public consultation identifies several areas where the F-Gas Regulation requires revision to improve implementation, increase climate ambition as set out in the European Green Deal (EGD), and contribute significantly to the EU climate neutrality target.