Government structures

Agreement to revise F-gas regulation hangs in the balance

At an extraordinary meeting of the European Union Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) in Strasbourg, the state of negotiations between the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, the so-called trilogue, was discussed. The purpose of the trilogue is to reach a preliminary agreement that would be accepted by both the EU Parliament and the Council. The role of the European Commission is to mediate between the parties.

EU emissions down 4%

EU greenhouse gas emissions decreased 4% in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with the same quarter of 2021, according to latest figures from Eurostat.

Niger submitted the first ever Kigali Implementation Plan (KIP)

Niger submitted the first ever Kigali Implementation Plan (KIP) that will help the country comply with the requirements under the Kigali Amendment, which is a pioneering and a forward-looking step. A discussion with the National Ozone Officer of Niger, Ali Seydou Moussa and an International Technical Expert, Bassam Elassaad, on the factors leading to the plan in the interview below.

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.