A key initiative in Europe’s strategy to fight climate change is being undermined by an escalating trade in climate-harming refrigerant gases. These alarming findings are featured in our new report Doors Wide Open: Europe’s flourishing illegal trade in hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), released today.
Polish authorities have seized nearly 25 tonnes of illegal hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.Believed to be the largest seizure of its kind in Europe, the 24,459kg shipment from Ukraine included cylinders of R-134a, R-404A and R-410A and is estimated to be worth about €600,000.
We and our partners will be attending two key meetings to discuss the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the EU F-Gas Regulation. The EU will host the third F-Gas Consultation Forum where member states, civil society and industry stakeholders will exchange views on several critical issues