On behalf of the European Commission (DG CLIMA), Öko-Recherche is working on a series of analysis evaluating the implementation of the F-Gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 since 2015. The Q1/2022 report has been recently shared with Eurovent.

On behalf of the European Commission (DG CLIMA), Öko-Recherche is working on a series of analysis evaluating the implementation of the F-Gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 since 2015. The Q4/2021 report has been recently shared with Eurovent.

EFCTC started a socioeconomic assessment for the PFAS restriction. EFCTC will launch a stakeholder survey to collect more information on the F-Gas industry sector on 04 April. The survey will run for 4 weeks, and trade associations and downstream users are invited to participate. 

The Japanese association JRAIA has submitted a discussion paper on the evolving of the GWP values in different IPCC Assessment Reports. At present the values of the 4th IPCC report are used as reference. During the upcoming ICARHMA meeting its members will look at possible impacts. 

EPEE hosted an F-Gas Industry Gathering on 16 February and invited DG CLIMA and the UK DEFRA to discuss the findings from the HFC Outlook modelling tool in view of the upcoming F-Gas Regulation revision. DC CLIMA provided the information below.

In 2022, 69 standardisation requests would be issued compared to 22 in the 2021 programme. At the same time the Commission is presenting a new strategy outlining its approach to standards within the Single Market as well as globally.

The 2021 edition of the European Environment Agency (EEA) report on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) differs in presentation from the previous 2019 version. It contains a short 10-page summary report, accompanies by a 70-page annex and an interactive GHG-viewer.

European Parliament calling for ambitious targets for the review of the F-Gas Regulation

The European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) is preparing a resolution that contains ambitious targets for the review of the F-Gas Regulation. The motion for resolution is expected to be supported by all political parties in the COP26 conference from 1 to 12 November in Glasgow. 

Report including tables of greenhouse gas lifetimes

The IPCC has finalised the first part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report. It has been finalised on 6 August 2021 during the 14th Session of Working Group I and 54th Session of the IPCC. Some information on greenhouse gases in this assessment does merit consideration.

The consultants that organised the stakeholder workshop have made available their minutes of the workshop hosted on 14 July.

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