circular economy,  compliance e AEO

F-gas, Paris agreement and reduction of allowed quotas

The EU Regulation n. 2023/857 of 19 April 2023 establishes: a) reduction of allowed quota of F-Fas; b) rules/obligations more strict for the Member States.

In particular, this regulations recognizes that:

  1. The Parties to the Paris Agreement have agreed to hold the increase in the global average temperature well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1,5 °C above pre-industrial levels;
  2. European Union has in place a regulatory framework to achieve the 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target of at least 40 % that was endorsed, before the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, by the European Council in 2014;
  3. The need for action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is becoming increasingly urgent, as stated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its reports of 7 August 2021 entitled ‘Climate change 2021;
  4. in order to incentivise earlier action and further ensure environmental integrity, it is necessary and appropriate to lower the ceilings for borrowing and banking of annual emission allocations for the whole period from 2021 to 2030. On the other hand, Member States should be able to reduce progressively their greenhouse gas emissions and reach their increased national greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for 2030 in a cost-effective manner.