The European Parliament’s Environment Committee agreed to an “ambitious” revision of the F-gas regulation
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has today agreed to an “ambitious” revision of the F-gas regulation (517/2014) despite industry concerns that the proposals are unrealistic and jeopardise climate targets.
Members of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted their position on revising the EU’s legislative framework on fluorinated gases emissions by 64 votes to eight, with seven abstentions. The ENVI committee has voted to ban all F-gases in most products.
Green group the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has applauded the “urgently needed” F-gas bans.
Earlier this week, EPEE along with 11 other leading associations and groups called on the European Parliament’s environment committee to reject amendments which would ban F-gases.
The Parliament’s vote is expected during the 29-30 March plenary session.