Availability of low GWP alternatives to HFCs: Feasibility of an early phase-out of HFCs by 2020

A report examining the prospects and viability of an early phase-out of fluorinated greenhouse gases.

As the European Commission considers revisions to the F-Gas Regulation, the piece of legislation regulating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), this report shows HFCs can be banned in most new cooling equipment in the EU by 2020.

The Commission has already indicated its intention to propose further legislation and we urge it to seize this opportunity to ban HFCs where they are no longer needed.