Following the publication of the proposal for a European Climate Law, the European Commission has confirmed that the F-gas review will be undertaken in line with the climate law and is planning a recast of the F-gas Regulation likely by end of 2021. It requires that evaluation and impact assessment are started very soon. This aligns with the climate law proposal, that the Commission must review, and where necessary propose to revise, all relevant policy instruments to achieve the additional 2030 emission reductions by June 2021.
According to its impact assessment, the current F-gas Regulation 517/2014 intends to reduce the EU’s F-gas emissions by two-thirds by 2030 compared with 2014 levels. The Commission must explore a 50 – 55% reduction target for total GHG emissions under the climate law proposal. If the two-thirds reduction is achieved for HFCs and if total GHG emissions are reduced by 40 – 55% by 2030 then HFC emissions would then contribute about 1.1 – 1.5% to the total.