Regional Workshop Operating a Competent Authority

Date: 13-15.10.2015
Place: Vilnius, Lithuania
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat with EC TAIEX Unit

The European Commission actively supports climate cooperation in the region of the Western Balkans and Turkey through the Environment and Climate Regional Accession Network (ECRAN). The Emissions Trading Working Group of ECRAN aims to provide the essential regulatory building blocks and to increase the technical capacity for a well-functioning future national or regional ETS system, which could be or is modelled in line with the EU ETS. This would pave the way for further cooperation and linking with the EU ETS.

Objectives of the Training

The advanced training programme aims to provide the future ETS competent authorities of the beneficiary countries with the advanced insights on the practical organisation aspects of ETS implementation, building on the wealth of experience that EU Member States have gained in this matter. The workshop aims to:

  • - Strengthen the understanding of the institutional and procedural arrangements identified when setting up an ETS Competent Authority, illustrating the lessons learned and organisational choices made.
  • - Exchanging information on tools and systems used for the various tasks to be conducted by the ETS Competent Authority, and obtaining practical insights on use of these tools.

Expected Results of the Workshop:

  • Insight in the set-up of a Competent Authority in an EU Member State, including the organisational choices made and the lessons learned;
  • Insight in the approaches and experiences in the implementation of the M&R and A&V regulation;
  • Better understanding of the required human and institutional resources for the implementation of the two regulations;
  • Insights in the lessons learned, the risks involved and the bottlenecks of ETS implementation.