Japan: €36 million in subsidies for natural refrigerants as new f-gas measures loom

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Focusing on both domestic Japanese and international dimensions, the two Policy Sessions at the ATMOsphere Asia 2014 conference on natural refrigerants held on 3-5 February in Tokyo, Japan provided an overview of current legislation as well as future outlooks. The legislative landscape in Japan is changing, with the priority of the Japanese government aiming at stabilising f-gas emissions through amending the country’s fluorocarbon regulations, as well as providing €36 million in subsidies for incentivising natural refrigerants.

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