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Lords confirms UK review of F-gas regulations

UK: The UK’s intentions to assess opportunities for faster and further action on phasing down F gases have been repeated in the House of Lords.

Responding to a written question from life peer and environmental campaigner Baroness Worthington on government plans to review the F-gas regulations ahead of COP26, Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park, the minister of state (DEFRA), echoed a response given in the House of Commons last month.

“The UK has a legal requirement to review the Fluorinated Gas (F-gas) Regulation and publish a comprehensive report of this review by no later than 31 December 2022,” he said. “Defra is now beginning internal work on the review and intends to engage with stakeholders on this work later this year. The review will include an assessment of opportunities for faster and further action on phasing down F gases, beyond our already world leading measures, to help meet the Government’s net zero 2050 target.”

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