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Press release on Climate | Energy

International regulation of fluorinated greenhouse gases

The Federal Environment Agency sees a necessity for clear regulation of fluorinated greenhouse gases that is binding by international law so as to prevent an increase of their emissions worldwide. Since fluorinated greenhouse gases, or F-gases, were developed primarily as a substitute for ozone-depleting fluorochlorinated hydrocarbons (CFC) the Federal Environment Agency applauds the addition to previous regulations of the Kyoto Protocol of regulations covering their production and use as modelled by the Montreal Protocol. The signatory states to the Montreal Protocol submitted relevant proposals to protect the ozone layer at the 22nd Conference of the Parties in Bangkok. These negotiations must be resumed next year and advanced to a resolution that benefits the ozone layer and the climate. read more

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