F-gas proposal imminent, says Hedegaard

The commission will unveil its draft F-gas regulation ahead of a meeting of the Montreal Protocol in Geneva where countries will aim to agree global curbs on HFCs

The European Commission will unveil its draft regulation on fluorinated gases (F-gases) within days, ahead of a meeting of the Montreal Protocol in Geneva where countries will aim to agree global curbs on hydroflurocarbons (HFCs).

The proposal's imminent publication was announced by EU climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard at the ATMOsphere conference on natural refrigerants in Brussels on Tuesday.

The commissioner did not disclose the details of the proposal, but said that bans on specific uses would be proposed if affordable, efficient and safe alternatives to climate-unfriendly HFCs are available in the EU.

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