EFCTC welcomes the publication by the European Commission of the “Combined Evaluation Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment” (Ref. Ares(2020)3402178 – 29/06/2020) to inform and enable stakeholders as part of the review of the EU rules on fluorinated greenhouse gases (Regulation (EU) No 517/2014).
EFCTC supports the F-gas Regulation and believes that it is a successful regulation to promote the transition from higher-GWP products to lower-GWP alternatives and ultimately reduce EU emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases. Industry has invested heavily in the transition to lower-GWP solutions and the F-gas Regulation has outlined a stable and predictable path to achieve the climate objectives through to 2030 based upon sound environmental and economic considerations.
EFCTC believes that one of the critical topics that the review must concentrate on is the enforcement of the Regulation. There is evidence of large quantities of illegally imported HFCs entering the European Union and this must be addressed during the review.
Read the complete EFCTC press release here.