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Proposal for a Regulation on Certain Greenhouse Gases


Briefing on the European Commission proposal for a regulation on certain greenhouse gases [COM (2003) 492].

Prepared for the European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy


In this document, the Commission sets out the case for action within the European Union on a number of important environmental pollutants that contribute to global warming. It contains proposals for reducing emissions through a number of specific prohibitions and a general provision for reducing uncontrolled release. The opinion of reviewers was that the proposals address an important environmental issue but that they need strengthening before they can be guaranteed to be effective. More scientific analysis is required in the explanatory memorandum, and the measures need to be more sharply targeted.

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