Emissions Trading

EU emissions trading for stationary facilities

Emissions trading in Europe was introduced as a result of the international climate protection agreement of Kyoto. It is an important component of European environmental policy to achieve the CO2 reduction targets set after the UN Climate Conference in Paris.

The CO2 emissions determined annually are recorded in an emissions report via the Form Management System (FMS) of the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt). This report is checked and verified for sufficient security, conformity and plausibility by an inspection body approved by the national accreditation body (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH - DAkkS) in accordance with EU Regulation 765/2008. The final emission report must be submitted to the competent authority by March 31st.

The annually determined CO2 emissions are recorded in an emissions report. This is checked and verified by an expert bodyapproved by the national accreditation body (DAkkS: Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH) in accordance with EU Regulation 765/2008 for sufficient safety, conformity and plausibility.

Basis for emissions reporting

The basis for emissions reporting still is the Directive 2003/87/EC, as amended by Directive (EU) 2018/410. The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Act (TEHG) is the national implementation of the EU Directive. The monitoring of emissions and the relevant reporting are subject to an EU-wide monitoring regulation (EU) 2018/2066, which is part of the harmonisation process of European regulations, in addition to the verification regulation (EU) 2018/2067, which regulates the additional conditions for the accreditation and monitoring of the verification body.