On 5 April 2022, the Commission made a legislative proposal to update the EU F-gas Regulation. This will now be negotiated by the co-legislators in the European Parliament and the Council. 

The draft proposal states that EU F-gas policy must be seen in the context of the recent IPCC Special report3 Pathways
to limit global warming at 1.5 °C requiring a decrease in F-gases emissions of up to 90% by 2050 globally compared to  2015.

The Commission has set the following objectives for the review:
(1) Achieve additional F-gas emission reductions to contribute to reaching the 55% of emissions reductions by 2030 and net carbon neutrality by 2050. 
(2) Fully align with the Protocol.(3) Facilitate enhanced implementation and enforcement on matters of illegal trade, the functioning of the quota system and the training needs on F-gas alternatives.
(4) Improve monitoring and reporting to fill existing gaps and improve process and data quality for compliance.
(5) Improve clarity and internal coherence to support better implementation and understanding of the rules.

The full proposal can be downloaded at https://ec.europa.eu/clima/eu-action/fluorinated-greenhouse-gases/eu-legislation-control-f-gases_en 

The UK is expected to prepare an update to the GB F-gas Regulations later this year. 

ACRIB F gas and Technical Group will be reviewing the EU proposals and considering impact for the UK.

AREA the European Association of Contractors has published a statement at https://area-eur.be/news/proposal-new-f-gas-regulation-out 

 

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