Turkey has introduced procedures and principles for use of fluorinated greenhouse gases, supporting the fight against climate change. The new regime addresses fluorinated greenhouse gases listed in the Kyoto Protocol, linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and fluorinated greenhouse gases. The developments were introduced as part of Turkey’s wider efforts to harmonize legislation with the EU.

The Regulation on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (“Regulation”) was published in Official Gazette number 30291 on 4 January 2018.

The Regulation prohibits fluorinated greenhouse gases from being:

  • Released into the atmosphere.
  • Sold to real or legal persons who are not registered with the Environment and Urbanisation Ministry’s Registry.
  • Thrown away in disposal plants without recycling.
  • Sold without registration or contrary to labelling rules.

The Regulation also contains:

  • Fundamental principles for fluorinated greenhouse gases
  • Principles for electronic records, labelling, leakage controls, reporting, market supply.
  • Prohibitions on use of products or equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases.
  • Requirements for documentation and training for real and legal persons involved in products or equipment which contain fluorinated greenhouse gases.
  • Requirements for stationary devices and equipment which operate or contain three kilograms or more of fluorinated greenhouse gas.

Please see this link for the full text of the Regulation (only available in Turkish).

Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.