Briefing: EU Environment and Climate Change Policies: State of play, current and future challenges

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Press Release: EU on track to end use of chemicals harming the ozone layer

The European Union (EU) has achieved its goals to phase out ozone-depleting substances under the Montreal Protocol. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report shows that in 2018 the EU again destroyed or exported more ozone-depleting substances than it produced or imported.

Commission Decision of 10.9.2019 on the Rome Declaration on the contribution of the Montreal Protocol to a sustainable cold chain to reduce food losses

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Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the Commission to negotiate, on behalf of the Union, amendments to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

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Comitology Meeting: Meeting of the Committee on fluorinated greenhouse gases (24 September 2019)

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Comitology Meeting: Meeting of the Committee on ozone depleting substances (26 September 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP DEVE Committee – Exchange of views with Climate Action Network: climate change – main impacts on developing countries (05 September 2019)

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UPDATED – Comitology Written Consultation: Committee on fluorinated greenhouse gases

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UPDATED – Comitology Written Consultation: Committee on fluorinated greenhouse gases

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Written answer to a Question: Illicit trade in CFCs

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Official Journal (C Series): Notice to undertakings intending to place hydrofluorocarbons in bulk on the market in the European Union in 2020

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/661 of 25 April 2019 ensuring the smooth functioning of the electronic registry for quotas for placing hydrofluorocarbons on the market

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Official Journal (C Series): Notice to undertakings intending to import or export controlled substances that deplete the ozone layer to or from the European Union in 2020 and undertakings intending to produce or import these substances for essential laboratory and analytical uses in 2020

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Press release: How a Company Earned up to €1 Million Illegally Trading Ten Tons of Ozone-Depleting Substances

Spanish authorities have uncovered an organised crime group involved in the illegal trade of ozone-depleting substances. The specialised Environment and Urban Planning Unit of the Spanish Public Prosecutor’s Office coordinated the Nature Protection Service of the Spanish Civil Guard to carry out the investigation, which was supported by Europol and the French National Gendarmerie (Gendarmerie Nationale).

UPDATED – Comitology Written Consultation: Committee on fluorinated greenhouse gases

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Committee on fluorinated greenhouse gases (6 March 2019)

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/522 of 27 March 2019 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1191/2014 as regards the reporting of data on production and on imports and exports of polyols containing hydrofluorocarbons pursuant to Article 19 of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014

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UPDATED – Agenda: Environment Council (5 March 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP Plenary – Debate on Climate change (13 March 2019)

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Implementing Act supporting the HFC Registry

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Better enforcement of the EU phase-down for hydrofluorocarbons

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Contract to ‘Review E-PRTR implementation and related guidance’

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Implementing Regulation: Revised reporting obligations on hydrofluorocarbons following the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

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Update: Information on Reporting on F-Gases and the BDR (Business Data Repository)

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Press Release: Global HFC phasedown starts – the EU already below their first limit

Today (1 January 2019) the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol enters into force. Both developed and developing countries have taken on mandatory commitments to reduce the global production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), harmful man-made greenhouses gases.

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