Production, imports, exports and consumption of Fluorinated gases (F-gases) for years 2007-2011 in the EU-27 (Mt CO2 eq, GWP TAR)
Global-warming potential (GWP) is a relative measure of how much heat a greenhouse gas traps in the atmosphere.
In this figure the GWP values used are the ones provided by the 3rd IPCC Assessment report (TAR).
Please note that consumption is defined in analogy to the Montreal Protocol as production plus bulk imports minus bulk exports minus feedstock use minus destruction. Negative values refer therefore to the cases where production and imports have been lower than the export, feedstock use and destruction quantities for the specific reporting year.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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