UBA information meeting on EU F-gas Regulation: Further action needed

8. Februar 2018 - 19:50 -- oeko

The event on the F-gas Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014 scheduled February 2, 2018 had been eagerly awaited: In the autumn of 2017, associations of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry had already written an open letter to the German Federal Government on the difficult situation of small- and medium-sized businesses in Germany due to rising prices and dwindling availability of refrigerants. The information event was organised by the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA), on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB).

Alternatives to ODS and F-gases

A variety of environmentally friendly alternatives to ODS and F-gases is available for different applications to avoid the use and emission these substances.

In refrigeration and air conditioning, HCFCs (especially R22) and HFCs are today still highly relevant, but they could be replaced by environmentally friendly alternatives in most cases.


The term “F-gases” relates to fluorinated greenhouse gases including HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), PFCs (perfluorocarbons), SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride) and NF3(nitrogen trifluoride).


Implementierung der ab dem Berichtsjahr 2013 gültigen IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2006 in die Inventarerhebung fluorierter Treibhausgase (HFKW, FKW, SF6, NF3)

Der vorliegende Bericht stellt die Anforderungen an die Berichterstattung von F-Gas-Emissionen entsprechend der neuesten Vorgaben der UNFCCC Reporting Guidelines sowie der methodischen Anleitungen der 2006 IPCC Guidelines jeweils im Vergleich zu den bisher gültigen Anforderungen dar.

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