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EIA resource details impacts of the EU F-Gas regulation

EIA has this week launched a new resource, the EU F-Gas Regulation Handbook: Keeping Ahead of the Curve as Europe Phases Down HFCs.

With the adoption of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases, the European Union (EU) has set out an ambitious package of policies designed to reduce hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions.

The EU F-Gas Regulation will compel a large-scale conversion to climate-friendly refrigeration and air-conditioning technologies in Europe by 2030. In the process, it will transform the European economy with implications for producers, importers, distributors, manufacturers, operators, contractors and consumers.

The successful implementation of the EU F-Gas Regulation also has implications for international markets and efforts to control HFCs across the globe. The expected cumulative emission savings are 1.5 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent by 2030 and five billion tonnes by 2050.

While there are several publications describing the main provisions of the EU F-Gas Regulation, the Handbook takes the additional step of describing where the HFC phase-down came from and what it means for the new European marketplace. It outlines the main impacts and details why producers, importers, exporters, operators, manufacturers, contractors and national authorities should take early proactive measures to ensure swift implementation.

The Handbook is available to download now in English here, and versions in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Mandarin will be available to download via this link in the near future.