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UK progress on reducing F-gas emissions examined

05 December 2017

The Environmental Audit Committee continues its inquiry on the UK progress on reducing F-gas emissions. This session examines issues including the impact leaving the EU will have on the UK's international agreements and issues associated with enforcing relevant regulations.

Witnesses

Tuesday 5 December, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 10.30am

  • Professor Richard Macrory, CBE, Professor of Environmental Law, University College London
  • Professor Panos Koutrakos, Professor of European Union Law, Jean Monnet Professor of European Law, City University of London
  • Dr Annalisa Savaresi, Lecturer in Environmental Law, Stirling University

At 11.15am

  • Martyn Cooper, Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA), Commercial Manager
  • Mr Mike Nankivell, Chairman of the F-gas Implementation Group, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board
  • Graeme Fox, Head of REFCOM Scheme
  • Clare Perry, Climate Campaign Leader, Environmental Investigation Agency

Purpose of the session

The first panel will take evidence from legal academics on the impact that leaving the EU will have on the UK’s international agreements, such as the Montreal Protocol and the Kigali Amendment, which seek to combat F-gas emissions.

The second panel will focus on UK progress to date in reducing F-gas emissions and issues associated with enforcing relevant regulations.  It will examine the options facing the UK after it leaves the EU, in terms of maintaining or going further than existing targets and what it will mean in terms of devolution. 

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