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Fluorinated greenhouse gases

Welcome to the European Commission’s page on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases). Whether you're an industry professional, policy stakeholder, or a curious citizen, this page is your gateway to learning more about these planet-warming gases and the reasons why we need to reduce their emissions. You can also find out about what the EU is doing and what each of us can do in this regard.

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Explore the impact of F-gases on our climate and the EU's role in reducing them
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Learn about the EU's success in cutting down harmful F-gas emissions
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Guidance on the EU's F-gas Regulation and its legal framework

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Access the F-gas Portal for licensing and compliance
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Access guidelines, statistics, and research on F-gas standardisation and impact

Key figures & facts

EU cut HFCs, a key F-gas, by 69%
HFCs entering the EU market
Down to 0 by 2050
EU below its global HFC target
by 55% in 2022

In the spotlight

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These new rules are the most ambitious in the world. They will avoid the use of planet-warming gases in products such as refrigeration, heat pumps, air conditioning equipment and aerosol sprays, making them more climate friendly. At the same time these rules will stimulate innovation and create new opportunities for EU industry, and citizens will benefit from the deployment of state-of-the-art technologies. The EU is also continuing its role as a leader in the implementation of the Montreal Protocol, and setting a positive example for partners around the world.

Wopke Hoekstra, Commissioner for Climate Action