Advanced Technical Training Programme on the EU Monitoring and Reporting Regulations

Date: 18-19.11.2014
Place: Istanbul, Turkey
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 following results are expected for this Working Group:

  • 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.

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.

Objectives of the training

The advanced training programme aims to provide the authorities and operators of industrial installations in Turkey with an improved technical understanding of the EU Monitoring and Reporting regulation.

Expected Results of the training

The training will provide in-depth insights in the Monitoring and reporting regulation, and understanding of lessons learned. Furthermore it will provide practical examples on developing a Monitoring Plan and writing emissions reports to and optimally prepare for their tasks to develop the Monitoring Plan and emission reports for their own installations. The specific objectives and targeted results include:

  1. Obtaining detailed knowledge on the Monitoring and Reporting (MR) regulation of the European Commission for stationary ETS like installations

  2. Understanding on the implemented regulation for monitoring and reporting in Turkey

  3. Understanding of the requirements of the Monitoring Plan and obtaining hands-on insights in how to complete the MP

  4. Understanding the requirements of the Annual Emission Reports and obtaining hands-on insights in how to complete such a report.