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Climate | Energy

Statutes and regulations

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Fluorinated greenhouse gases and CFC are governed by international environmental treaties (Kyoto Protocol, Montreal Protocol) whose internationally, legally binding guidelines are implemented by European regulations and directives. Further legislation is enacted to achieve EU environmental protection goals. The body of European guidelines is complemented by national laws and regulations. read more

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Climate | Energy

Fluorinated greenhouse gases and fully halogenated CFCs

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Substances such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) which deplete the ozone layer have long been subject to an international phase-down on their production and use. In 2016 the international community took its first steps to phase down another group of substances that are particularly damaging to the climate – hydrofluorocarbons (HFC). read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

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