Proposed new rules unveiled yesterday (5 April) by the European Commission to restrict climate-damaging fluorinated gases (F-gases) fall short of what is needed and could result in another lost decade in the increasingly urgent fight against climate change
Preliminary findings of the evaluation and impact assessment for amending the EU F-Gas Regulation were presented and discussed in a stakeholder workshop on 6 May 2021. This briefing collates the comments and requests for further evaluation by EIA and other civil society organisations.
he F-Gas Regulation is a landmark piece of European Union (EU) climate legislation for transitioning away from fluorinated gases such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6). After five years in force, the legislation is now being reviewed for improvement. This NGO stakeholder briefing in response to the public consultation identifies several areas where the F-Gas Regulation requires revision to improve implementation, increase climate ambition as set out in the European Green Deal (EGD), and contribute significantly to the EU climate neutrality target.