The Republic of Moldova is gradually switching to natural cooling agents, with the goal of eliminating fluorinated gases by 2050

The Republic of Moldova will gradually reduce, starting 1 January 2024, the import and use of fluorinated greenhouse gases and will replace them with natural cooling agents, according to the provisions of the new law on fluorinated greenhouse gases, voted in the final reading by the Parliament. The law was developed with the support of the EU4Climate project, financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP Moldova and is to enter into force six months after its publication. Until now, the import and use of F-gases was not regulated in Moldova.

Global warming from human cooling

The International Energy Agency estimated that greenhouse gas emissions from MAC systems globally were around 420 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2015. That was about 1 percent of global energy-related CO2 emissions that year. However, if not improved, MAC systems will become a larger share of the climate impacts of vehicles in the years ahead, as we decarbonize the fuels they run on and other components.

The future of heat pumps

Europe have the deep global energy crisis. Among the host of measures countries are taking in response to the crisis, heat pumps are one of the most important long-term solutions widely available today to reduce natural gas use for heating, improve energy security, keep consumers’ energy bills affordable, and make progress on reducing emissions.