[EU] GHG emissions: new rules on the structure, format, submission processes and review of information

The new Regulation sets out rules as regards the following:

– Member States’ reporting of GHG inventories, approximated GHG inventories and of information on policies and measures and projections, on the use of auctioning revenue and of project credits pursuant to Articles 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, and 17 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013;
– Member States’ reporting for the purposes of Decision No 529/2013/EU of 21 May 2013 on accounting rules on GHG emissions and removals resulting from activities relating to land use, land-use change and forestry and on information concerning actions relating to those activities;
– the timing and steps for the conduct of the comprehensive and annual reviews of Member States’ GHG inventories pursuant to Article 19 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013;
– timescales for the cooperation and coordination between the European Commission (EC) and the Member States in preparing the Union GHG inventory report.

Regulation (EU) No 749/2014 shall apply from 31 July 2014.

As a reminder, Regulation (EU) No 666/2014 of 12 March 2014 establishes substantive requirements for a European Union (EU) greenhouse gas inventory system in order to ensure the quality of such system. It also takes into account changes in the global warming potentials and internationally agreed inventory guidelines pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of 21 May 2013 on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and for reporting other information at national and Union level relevant to climate change.

Sources : Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 749/2014 of 30 June 2014 on structure, format, submission processes and review of information reported by Member States pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, OJEU L 203 of 11 July 2014, p. 23–90

Link to the consolidated version of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 (OJEU L 165 of 18 June 2013)

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