July 2015 – Present

In Germany, I represent the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), an internationally renowned NGO with a track record of under-cover work and policy advocacy for more than 20 years. F-gases are cooling agents and powerful climate killers. Our work on F-gases used in, for example, air conditioners and freezers, promotes best practice in the implementation of the EU F-Gas Regulation in Germany through strong implementation of key provisions, protection of the existing ambition, progress towards strengthening the Regulation and the adoption of supportive national measures.

We developed a complete package of policy recommendations to significantly increase climate ambition through action in the cooling sector. As a result of our work, Germany is adopting stringent legislation against illegal trade in F-gases.

We engage with governments and the private sector to promote the adoption of natural refrigerants in supermarkets. See Publications: https://eia-international.org/report/chilling-facts-vii/

Hans Verolme
Author: Hans Verolme

Hans Verolme is the founder of the Climate Advisers Network and has extensive analytical and advisory experience in Africa, South America and Asia and is widely recognized as an expert across the entire spectrum of low carbon transitions. With over 20 years of international negotiations experience, he has been a valued adviser to governments, foundations and civil society. Prior to setting up the Climate Advisers Network, he advised the British ambassador in Washington, DC, and served as Global and US Climate Change Director of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). All politics is local, climate politics is global. Hans has worked in, amongst others, Barbados, Bhutan, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, European Union, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Myanmar, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States.