ECRAN Workshop on Formulating a roadmap to implement an Emission Trading System

Date: 18-19.05.2016
Place: Zagreb, Croatia
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 Workshops

This workshop aims to support the beneficiary states in their implementation of emissions trading by helping to further develop their action plan for implementation. Building on the wealth of experience that EU Member States have gained in their own implementation of the EU ETS, the training will help to identify the steps required towards implementation, the capacity needs, and the required involvement of various stakeholders. Main focus will be on priority setting of actions and preparing to organise support for uptake of specific actions. The workshop specifically aims to:

  • Support and speed up the preparation for and implementation of emissions trading in the candidate countries;
  • Strengthen the understanding of the steps required for implementation of a national or regional emissions trading system in the beneficiary countries modelled along the EU ETS;
  • Formulate priorities and implementation requirements for the national and regional implementation roadmaps, including aspects of timing, resource planning, planning of legislative procedures, and planning of capacity building activities;
  • Prepare organization of support for the uptake of specific actions, such as identification of IPA projects, government-to-government support missions, or future ECRAN training missions.

Expected results of the Workshop

The participants will acquire:
  • Improved understanding of the needs for implementation of ETS in their country and the steps to be taken towards implementation;
  • Improved understanding on which stakeholders to involve in various steps of implementation of ETS, their roles and responsibilities;
  • Better understanding of the required resources for the implementation of specific elements of an ETS system in conformity with the EU ETS requirements;
  • Tips and tools to support efficient implementation and support priority setting in implementation.