End in Sight: Phasing Out Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases in Europe

A position paper calling on the European Union to phase out fluorinated greenhouse gases – commonly referred to as F-gases – by 2020.

End in Sight shows that with simple revisions to the F-Gas Regulation, currently under review, Europe could eliminate the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a family of potent greenhouse gases hundreds to thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

The F-Gas Regulation currently relies on expensive yet ineffective containment measures to prevent the gases leaking into the atmosphere.