National Workshop on setting up a Framework for ETS

Date: 21-22.03.2016
Place: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat with EC TAIEX Unit

This technical mission aims to support the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in setting up the legal and organisational framework for implementation of emissions trading. Specifically it aims to 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.

General Objective

  • Strengthen the understanding of the legal, institutional and procedural arrangements identified when setting up a framework for ETS and obtaining a further understanding of choices to be made in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina’
  • Exchanging information on lessons learned in EU Member States for setting up an ETS Competent Authority, with particular emphasis to illustrating the lessons learned and organisational choices made.

Expected Results of the Workshop:

  • Improved understanding of the legal and institutional framework for ETS implementation, with emphasis on identifying a roadmap towards implementation;
  • Practical insight in the set-up of a Competent Authority for ETS, including the organisational choices to be made and lessons learned in EU Member States;
  • Better understanding of the required human and institutional resources for the implementation of the EU ETS Directive and its implementing regulations;
  • Insights in the lessons learned, the risks involved and the bottlenecks of ETS implementation.