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This proposal for a new EC Regulation on fluorinated gases is a key element of the first phase of the European Climate Change Programme. It will put in place a legislative framework to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride, which are powerful greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol. The proposal includes provisions on the containment, reporting and marketing and use of fluorinated gases. The focus is on the protection of the internal market through the harmonisation and improvement of requirements on the containment and reporting of fluorinated gases. The proposal is expected to reduce projected emissions of fluorinated gases by around 23 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2010, and even greater reductions in the period after as some provisions will not have a significant impact until then.

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Record Number: 5305 / Last updated on: 2003-08-21