Fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) are fluorine-containing synthetic compounds with high Global Warming Potentials (GWP). They are the fastest growing group of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and have been regulated in the European Union (EU) since 2006.
Despite this undeniable success, significant greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to almost half a billion tonnes of CO2 are occurring each year, linked to unregulated fluorochemical industrial processes. This briefing explores additional measures that can be taken under the Montreal Protocol to contribute to averting the climate crisis.
The global call to action on climate change is clear – to have any chance of limiting warming to 1.5°C, we must reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to at least 43 per cent below 2019 levels by 2030.1
Two years after its launch by the United States and the European Union, the success of the high-profile Global Methane Pledge hangs in the balance due to the lack of robust oversight, new EIA analysis reveals. Methane is the world’s second most damaging greenhouse gas – more than 80 times the potency of carbon dioxide […]
Two years after its launch by the United States and the European Union, the success of the high-profile Global Methane Pledge hangs in the balance due to the lack of robust oversight, new analysis by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals