Prepared for the Committee, this report looks at areas where UK policy could go further than the existing international framework to reduce F-gas emissions. The report’s key findings are:
- Updated projections of F-gas emissions show that current regulations are expected to deliver significant emissions reductions between now and 2050.
- There is modest potential to reduce F-gas emissions further and faster than the pace of the existing EU F-gas Regulation in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump sector.
- There are effective alternatives to metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) that currently use propellants with a high greenhouse gas impact. These alternatives maintain the clinical effectiveness of existing inhalers.
This supported the Net-Zero Technical report.