AREA publishes its 2013 activity report. Though dominated by the revision of the F-Gas Regulation, AREA activities also included work on energy efficiency (and notably district cooling), pressure equipment and low GWP refrigerants. AREA also continued its cooperation with UNEP by taking part in several events. In addition, AREA started work in the REAL Alternative project that will address skills and training on low GWP refrigerants.

Last year our association also updated its representativeness figures. AREA now speaks for 20 national associations from 17 countries representing 13,000 companies employing 110,000 people and generating € 23 bn of annual turnover. Interestingly, the average company thus employs 8 people and generates € 1.8 mn turnover.

For more information, please see AREA Annual Report 2013