The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's endorsement today of an agreement reached between the EU institutions on the Commission's proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases.
Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said: "Today marks the beginning of the end for fluorinated gases in Europe. Not only is this good for the climate, but also for the European industries that will invest in more innovative, cleaner alternatives. And I really hope that other big emitters who have announced action to tackle these dangerous greenhouse gases will now follow Europe's example and also pass domestic legislation. This will send a clear signal about their commitment to tackle climate change."