Current projects

Currently, we are working on the following projects:

  • For the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, we are working on the Cool Up: Upscaling Sustainable Cooling project for long-term change in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt against the background of climate change, rapidly increasing population numbers, urbanization and higher living standards.

  • "Evaluation and Impact Assessment for amending Regulation (EC) No 517/2014 on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases". Evaluation and Impact Assessment are finished. The proposal for a new F-gas Regulation is published.

  • For the EU Commission, we are currently doing a quarterly price-monitoring of HFC refrigerants and their alternatives. Furthermore, we analyze technical developments concerning the implementation of alternatives for f-gases. You can find more information here and here.

  • We are providing technical support to the European Commission in the context of international negotiations under the Montreal Protocol.
  • We regularly perform the data collection and emission estimates for the German F-Gas inventory.

  • European Topic Center on Climate Change Mitigation (ETC/CM): The consortium includes 15 partnerships and supports the European Environment Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen inbetween 2022 and 2026. We operate in this field since January 2014 and have been dealing with questions on reporting of EU-emission of fluorinated greenhouse gases as well as analyses of data of application of ozone depleting substances and F-gases according to the EU's reporting obligations.
  • We are partner in the Horizon Europe research project PARIS (Process Attribution of Regional  Emissions), in cooperation with, among others, the University of Bristol, the Goethe-University Frankfurt, the University of Utrecht, the EMPA and the DWD (German Weather Service). The project aims to quantify greenhouse gas emissions (including important F-gases) via top-down atmospheric measurements and bottom-up inventories.