Regional Seminar on ETS Implementation and ETS Strategy Development

Date: 25-26.03.2015
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.

Aim of the meeting

Aims of the meeting are to:

  • Support and speed up the preparation for and implementation of emissions trading in the candidate countries
  • Strengthen the understanding of the institutional, legal and procedural arrangements identified for the implementation of a national or regional emissions trading system in the beneficiary countries modelled along the EU ETS.
  • Exchange best practices in the implementation of emissions trading systems within the region, and between the EU Member State representatives and their counterparts in the beneficiary countries.
  • Assess 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.

Expected Results of the Workshop

  • Insight in the approaches and experiences in EU ETS implementation in EU Member States and candidate countries.
  • Better understanding of the required resources for the implementation of specific elements of an ETS system in conformity with the EU ETS requirements.
  • Insights in the lessons learned, risks and bottlenecks of ETS implementation.