Joint NGO Position Paper on the Proposal to Revise the EU F-Gas Regulation

The EU F-Gas Regulation is a landmark piece of European Union (EU) climate legislation for reducing emissions of fluorinated gases (F-gases) such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6). After six years in force, the legislation is now being revised. This paper identifies several areas where the European Commission proposal (COM proposal) should be strengthened.

The context for revisions to the COM proposal should be to align it with the EU Green Deal objectives, namely the climate neutrality, toxic-free environment and zero pollution ambition as well as the Do No Significant Harm (DNSH) principle as enshrined in the Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance.