Position paper on F-gases

Publication - 5 August, 2009
F-gases, a potent greenhouse gas are widely used, yet there are commercially available alternatives for most of their applications that are not harming to the climate.

Executive summary: F-gases, which are potent greenhouse gases, are widely used around the world in refrigeration and air-conditioning, as refrigerants and as insulation foam blowing propellants.There are HFC-free alternatives to HCFCs in most applications. However, the commercial and political influence of the chemical industry means unless legislation to phase out HFC use is agreed, there is a significant risk they will dominate the global market for HCFC replacements.

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