Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2019 : data reported by companies on the production, import, export, destruction and feedstock use of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union, 2007-2018

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Series Details Number 20/2020
Publication Date 04/02/2020
ISBN 978-92-9480-206-4
ISSN 1977-8449
EC TH-AL-20-002-EN-N
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The 2019 edition of the European Environment Agency (EEA) report on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) confirms the good progress achieved in 2018 by the European Union (EU) in phasing-down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a set of fluorinated gases with a high global warming potential (GWP) that is significantly contributing to climate change. The report evaluates and presents the data
reported by companies in 2019 about their activities involving F-gases in 2018, assessing both the progress made under the ongoing EU-wide HFC phase-down and the outlook towards the global HFC phase-down, which began in 2019 under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. The report also details the amount of F-gases supplied to various industrial applications. The report uses two different metrics: F-gas amounts expressed in physical tonnes reflect the use patterns of F-gases in European industries, while their GWP (in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, t CO2e) are relevant for climate change policy.
Source Link http://dx.publications.europa.eu/10.2800/477426
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  • https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/fluorinated-greenhouse-gases-2019
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