|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Information and Education, Policy Support>Strategic planning|
|Agency:||The Ministry of Environment|
In 2014 a new Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 was adopted. The main goals of the new Regulation is to ensure a more cost-efficient contribution to achieving the EU’s climate objectives by discouraging the use of F-gases with a high impact on the climate in favor of energy-efficient and safe alternatives, and further improving the containment and end-of-life treatment of products and equipment that contain F-gases; help to bring about a consensus on an international agreement to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the most relevant group of F-gases, under the Montreal Protocol.
The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania has already taken actions in order to updated the existing national legislation in the area of fluorinated greenhouse gases ensuring the implementation of the requirements of the Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 :
The amendment to the Administrative Infringement Code establishing more stringent responsibilities for the breach of the requirements of handling fluorinated greenhouse gases was prepared. The adoption of the amendment by the Parliament is pending.
Last modified: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:43:15 CEST