Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2795–2816, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2795–2816, 2017

Research article 23 Feb 2017

Research article | 23 Feb 2017

Global emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases 2005–2050 with abatement potentials and costs

Pallav Purohit and Lena Höglund-Isaksson

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Fluorinated gas (F-gas) emissions have increased significantly in recent years and are expected to rise further due to increased demand for cooling services. This study uses a bottom-up approach to assess global F-gas emissions and their abatement potentials and costs for 2005–2050. In the long run F-gas emissions can be almost eliminated using existing alternative options, although achieving deep cuts in emissions is found to be relatively more expensive in developing than developed countries.
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