Advanced Technical Training Programme on Accreditation in the scope of the EU ETS - Serbia

Date: 12-13.04.2016
Place: Belgrade, Serbia
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.

The training will provide in-depth insights in the regulation and practicalities of ETS accreditation. The training will discuss the EU ETS accreditation regulations, the ISO 14065 and ISO/IEC 17011 requirements, the accreditation process and all aspects that a national accreditation body will need to deal with under an ETS system; and will provide insights into aspects of the verification of an emission report based on the approved Monitoring Plan that have implications for witnessing of verifiers by the National Accreditation Body. All technical training should optimally prepare the staff of the Ministry and the ATS for their task to act as the national ETS accreditation body (ATS) and overseeing the tasks of the accreditation body (Ministry).

Successful implementation of an emissions trading system among others involves the implementation of a system for the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, and for the verification of annual emission reports. Such Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems form the backbone of any ETS system.

General Objective

To provide the government authorities in Serbia with an improved technical understanding of the EU requirements and practices of EU ETS verifier accreditation.

Expected Results of the Workshop:

  • To improve technical understanding of the EU ETS implementing provisions in relation to monitoring, reporting, verification and accreditation (MRVA) in the beneficiary countries, among the target group of industry and aircraft operators, as well as the Competent Authorities and potential verifiers.
  • To identify institutional, legal and procedural arrangements for a future national or regional ETS system, which could be modelled in line with the EU ETS.