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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1208 of 7 August 2020 on structure, format, submission processes and review of information reported by Member States pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 749/2014 (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 278, 26.8.2020, p. 1–132 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 278/1


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/1208

of 7 August 2020

on structure, format, submission processes and review of information reported by Member States pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 749/2014

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action, amending Regulations (EC) No 663/2009 and (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Directives 94/22/EC, 98/70/EC, 2009/31/EC, 2009/73/EC, 2010/31/EU, 2012/27/EU and 2013/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Directives 2009/119/EC and (EU) 2015/652 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1), and in particular Articles 19(5), 26(7), 37(6), 38(4) and 39(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions as laid down in Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2) lays down a basic framework for monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions under the climate policy. The provisions of that mechanism are fully integrated in Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, which repeals Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 from 1 January 2021. Within that mechanism, it is necessary to adopt rules on reporting on national adaptation actions, the use of auctioning revenues, financial and technology support provided to developing countries, approximated greenhouse gas inventories, greenhouse gas inventories and accounted greenhouse gas emissions and removals, rules on national inventory systems, comprehensive review, reporting on policies and measures and projections.

(2)

The integrated monitoring and reporting system for greenhouse gas inventories, projections and policies and measures, including national systems, helps ensuring data consistency between past emission trends, future emission trends and the effect of policies and measures for reaching climate mitigation objectives. Furthermore, Member States’ reporting on national greenhouse gas inventory is substantively linked to national inventory systems, which are the institutional, legal and procedural arrangements for estimating greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, the comprehensive review process verifies the quality of the national inventory data submitted. It is therefore appropriate to include the rules on national inventory systems, comprehensive review, systems for policies and measures and projections, and Member States reporting obligations under Chapter 4 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in one Implementing Regulation.

(3)

In Decision 18/CMA.1, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (3) serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (4), adopted on 12 December 2015, on climate change following the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (the ‘Paris Agreement’) adopted the modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework for action and support, which lay down, inter alia, the reporting on greenhouse gas inventories, policies and measures, projections, impacts and adaptation and support provided to developing countries. The EU and its Member States are to report information in accordance with these modalities, procedures and guidelines, at the latest by 31 December 2024.

(4)

Under Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, Member States are required to submit biennial reports to the Commission with information on their national climate change adaptation planning and strategies in accordance with the reporting requirements agreed under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement. This information will be used to monitor progress and action in adapting to climate change, to inform and support the implementation and reviews of the Union adaptation strategy, to facilitate the assessment of the EU’s progress towards the adaptation goal of the Paris Agreement, to enable Member States and the European Union to exchange good practice and to evaluate their needs and level of preparedness to deal with climate change. In line with international reporting arrangements, Member States need also to provide overviews or good practice examples on sub-national activities with the aim to foster awareness of adaptation action at other governance levels and to enable the EU to better promote such action.

(5)

In view of past experience with reporting on the use of auctioning revenues, it is necessary that Member States, who report on the use of the equivalent in financial values of their auctioning revenues, report values, which are representative for their spending in accordance with Article 3d and 10 of Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (5).

(6)

Member States’ reporting on the financial and technology support to developing countries should be as detailed as possible and be provided at the level of programmes or activities. Information marked ‘as available’ is to be reported only if available to the Member States by the point of time when introducing the report in the reporting system. A Member State need not fill-in and submit the Table on the planned provision of support in the case the relevant information is not available for the entire Table, inter alia, due to ongoing or outstanding budgetary processes. To ensure consistency, Member States should also be allowed to use the reporting format to the Creditor Reporting System (CRS), introduced by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Pursuant to Decision 18/CMA.1, Member States provide information on grant equivalent to the UNFCCC on a voluntary basis. To ensure coherence with reporting at international level, the reporting requirements set out in this Regulation should be aligned to the extent possible to relevant decisions of the Conference of the Parties serving as meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement and the relevant methodological changes by the OECD DAC, when these become available.

(7)

The sectoral scope of the approximated inventory represents a top-level summary of the more detailed sectoral scope of the total greenhouse gas inventory. This ensures that the emission and removal estimates reported in the approximated inventory for the year t-1 are consistent with the greenhouse gas inventory estimates reported in the year t-2. The Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry sector (LULUCF) is an integral part of the annual inventory, and Member States should include estimates of emissions and removals from the LULUCF in their approximated greenhouse gas inventory.

(8)

In order to ensure the transparency of emission reduction commitments, the improvement of quality on a continuous basis, and to facilitate the process of the expert technical review, a high degree of technical detail and information is required in Member States’ reports. Moreover, Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 integrates reporting requirements under Regulation (EU) 2018/841 of the European Parliament and of the Council (6) and Regulation (EU) 2018/842 of the European Parliament and of the Council (7) within the annual greenhouse gas inventory reporting and adjusts to their five-year compliance check cycle by setting up a comprehensive review process in 2027 and 2032. It is therefore necessary to specify the structure, format and process of reporting on the intended use of flexibilities and concluded emission transfers and the use of resulting revenues under Regulation (EU) 2018/842 and to integrate the requirements under Regulation (EU) 2018/841 into the reporting on projections. From the information reported on concluded transfers under Regulation (EU) 2018/841 and Regulation (EU) 2018/842, individual prices reported on concluded transfers will not be disclosed, while the range of prices paid per unit, i.e. the lowest and the highest price across all transactions reported by Member States, should be made available.

(9)

To ensure the timely and effective implementation of the obligations set by the Conference of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, it is necessary to lay down timescales for cooperation and coordination between the Commission and the Member States in preparing the Union greenhouse gas inventory report and the UNFCCC review. It is also necessary to determine the procedure and schedule for the conduct of the comprehensive review of Member States’ greenhouse gas inventories to ensure its timely and effective implementation.

(10)

Member States should establish and operate national inventory systems to ensure and enhance the quality of the inventory through planning, preparation and management of inventory activities, which include collecting activity data, selecting methods and emission factors appropriately, estimating anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks, implementing uncertainty assessment and quality assurance and quality control activities, and carrying out procedures for the verification of the inventory data at the national level. In order to maintain the high quality of the national inventory systems from the past period, Member States need to continue applying the same standards of inventory planning, preparation and management as laid down in Articles 27-29.

(11)

Rules on systems for policies and measures and projections should be consistent with relevant decisions adopted by the bodies of the UNFCCC or of the Paris Agreement. Since Decision 18/CMA.1 of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement requests information necessary to track progress with the Nationally Determined Contributions under Article 4 of the Paris Agreement, the Member States should submit the relevant information on their institutional, administrative and procedural arrangements for domestic implementation of the Union’s nationally determined contribution.

(12)

Reporting on air pollutants pursuant to Directive (EU) 2016/2284 of the Parliament and of the Council (8) and on greenhouse gases follow to a large extent similar approaches, including the methodologies used by Member States. Therefore, when reporting on policies and measures and projections and their systems in accordance with Chapter VI of this Regulation, a consistent methodological approach is supported by taking into account the policies and measure and projections reported under Directive (EU) 2016/2284.

(13)

The e-platform referred to in Article 28 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 should be used for reporting on all dimensions of the Energy Union by Member States and the Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency. The Commission takes measures to enable that the information submitted therein is directed or channelled through the single entry point of the Commission and exchanged accordingly with the relevant linked reporting systems such as Reportnet of the European Environment Agency.

(14)

In order to ensure consistency with the date of application of the relevant provisions of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, this Regulation should apply from 1 January 2021.

(15)

In accordance with Articles 57 and 58 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 is repealed with the effect from 1 January 2021, with the exception of Article 7, points (a) and (d) of Article 17(1) and Article 19 of that Regulation, which are to apply to the reports containing data for the years 2019 and 2020. Implementing Regulation (EU) No 749/2014 should therefore be repealed from 1 January 2021, however its Articles 3 to 18 and 27 to 43 should continue to have effect for the reports containing data for those years.

(16)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Climate Change Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

CHAPTER I

SUBJECT MATTER, SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS

Article 1

Subject matter

This Regulation establishes rules implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 as regards the following:

(a)

Member States’ reporting on national adaptation actions, the use of auctioning revenues and financial and technology support provided to developing countries pursuant to Article 19 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999;

(b)

Member States’ reporting on approximated greenhouse gas (or GHG) inventories, greenhouse gas inventories and accounted greenhouse gas emissions and removals pursuant to Article 26 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999;

(c)

requirements on the establishment, operation and functioning of national inventory systems pursuant to Article 37 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999;

(d)

the timing and the procedure for carrying out the comprehensive review pursuant to Article 38 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999;

(e)

Member States’ reporting on national system for policies and measures and projections pursuant to Article 39 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999.

Article 2

Scope

This Regulation applies to the reports submitted by the Member States containing data required for the year 2021 onwards.

Article 3

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

(1)

‘common reporting table’, or ‘CRT’, means a table for information on anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks included in Annex II to Decision 24/CP.19 of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (Decision 24/CP.19);

(2)

‘reference approach’ means the reference approach by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as set out in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (‘2006 IPCC Guidelines’);

(3)

‘approach 1’ means the basic method for the estimation of uncertainties included in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines;

(4)

‘key category’ means a category which has a significant influence on a Member State’s or the Union’s total inventory of greenhouse gases in terms of the absolute level of emissions and removals, the trend in emissions and removals, or uncertainty in emissions and removals;

(5)

‘sectoral approach’ means the IPCC sectoral approach as set out in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines;

(6)

‘outline for greenhouse gas inventory documents’ means the outline set out in the Appendix to the UNFCCC reporting guidelines on annual greenhouse gas inventories as included in Annex I to Decision 24/CP.19.;

(7)

‘transparency MPGs’ means the modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework for action and support referred to in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement, as set out in in the Annex to Decision 18/CMA.1 of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC serving as meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement;

(8)

‘greenhouse gas inventory guidelines’ mean guidelines specified in Article 3 of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1044 (9);

(9)

‘recalculation’ is a procedure for re-estimating, in accordance with the greenhouse gas inventory guidelines anthropogenic GHG emissions by sources and removals by sinks of previously submitted GHG inventories as a consequence of changes in methodologies, changes in the manner in which emission factors and activity data are obtained and used, or the inclusion of new source and sink categories.

CHAPTER II

REPORTING BY MEMBER STATES ON NATIONAL ADAPTATION ACTIONS, AUCTIONING REVENUES AND SUPPORT TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Article 4

Information on national adaptation actions

Member States shall report the information on their national adaptation actions pursuant to Article 19(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in accordance with the format set out in Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 5

Information on the use of auctioning revenues

Member States shall report the information on the use of revenues generated by auctioning allowances pursuant to Article 19(2) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in accordance with the formats set out in Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 6

Information on financial and technology support provided to developing countries

1.   Member States shall report the quantitative information on public and mobilised financial resources referred to in point (a)(i) and available information on activities by the Member State related to public-funded technology transfer projects and capacity-building projects for developing countries under the UNFCCC referred to in point (a)(iii) of Part 2 of Annex VIII to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, in accordance with the common tabular format introduced by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee for reporting to the Creditor Reporting System (CRS) or the formats set out in Annex III to this Regulation.

2.   Member States shall report the qualitative methodological information explaining the method used to calculate the quantitative information referred to in point (a)(ii) of Part 2 of Annex VIII to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in accordance with the format set out in Annex IV to this Regulation.

3.   Member States shall report available information on the planned provision of support referred to in point (b) of Part 2 of Annex VIII to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in accordance with the format set out in Annex V to this Regulation.

CHAPTER III

REPORTING BY MEMBER STATES ON APPROXIMATED GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORIES, GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORIES AND ACCOUNTED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND REMOVALS

Article 7

Reporting on approximated greenhouse gas inventories

1.   Member States shall report their approximated greenhouse gas inventories pursuant to Article 26(2) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in accordance with the format set out in Annex VI:

(a)

at a level of disaggregation of categories reflecting the activity data and methods available for the preparation of estimates for the year X-1;

(b)

in separate columns, the split between emissions covered by Directive 2003/87/EC and emissions covered by Regulation (EU) 2018/842 by source category, where available.

2.   Member States shall provide explanations including on the main drivers for the key changes in emissions and removals reported in accordance with the format set out in Annex VI compared to the most recent final greenhouse gas inventory reported.

Article 8

General rules for reporting on greenhouse gas inventories

1.   Member States shall report the information referred to in Article 26(3) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 by completing, in accordance with the greenhouse gas inventory guidelines and with the rules provided for in this Regulation:

(a)

the common reporting tables by providing a complete set of spread sheets or Extensible Markup Language (XML) files, depending on the availability of the appropriate software, and covering Member State’s geographical scope under Regulation (EU) 2018/1999;

(b)

the information as specified in Articles 9 to 23 of this Regulation.

2.   Member States shall draft the national inventory report referred to in Article 26(3) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 (‘national inventory report’, ‘NIR’) based on the outline for greenhouse gas inventory documents, and following the rules provided for in this Regulation. Member States shall include the information reported pursuant to Articles 9, 10, 12 and 14 to 18 of this Regulation in the national inventory report or in a separate Annex to the national inventory report and indicate clearly in accordance with Annex VII where the information is provided.

Article 9

Reporting on recalculations

Member States shall report the reasons for recalculations of greenhouse gas emissions and removals referred to in point (d) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in the years 1990, 2005 and X-3; how the time series consistency for all reported years is maintained in writing in the form of a draft of the dedicated summary chapter on recalculations of the national inventory report.

Article 10

Reporting on implementation of recommendations

1.   Member States shall report the information on the steps taken to improve inventory estimates referred to in point (g) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in accordance with the formats set out in Annex VIII to this Regulation.

2.   In their reports referred to in paragraph 1, Member States shall cover both issues raised for the first time in the most recent respective review reports and issues repeated from previous review reports.

Article 11

Reporting on inventory methods, emission factors and on related methodological descriptions for Union key categories

1.   Member States shall provide the following information for the preparation of the Union inventory report referred to in point (m) of Part 1 of Annex V of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999:

(a)

summary information on the methods and emission factors used for the Union’s key categories within the relevant XML files of the common reporting tables;

(b)

for those Union key categories, where information on methods and emission factors is not contained in the common reporting tables, information in accordance with Part 3 of Annex IX of this Regulation;

(c)

updated summary methodological descriptions for the Union’s key categories in accordance with the format set out in Part 4 of Annex IX.

2.   For the purpose of reporting under paragraph 1, the Commission shall provide the Member States with the following:

(a)

the list of the most recent Union’s key categories by 31 October in accordance with the format set out in Part 1 of Annex IX;

(b)

the updated list referred to in paragraph 2(a) with changes highlighted by 28 February;

(c)

where available, information on inventory methods, emission factors and on summary methodological descriptions by 31 October in accordance with the format set out in Part 2 of Annex IX;

(d)

the updated information referred to in paragraph 2(c) by 28 February.

Article 12

Reporting on uncertainty and completeness

1.   Member States shall report at least approach 1 uncertainty estimates referred to in point (m) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in accordance with the format set out in Annex X to this Regulation.

2.   Member States shall report the information on the general assessment of completeness referred to in point (m) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in the national inventory report, specifying:

(a)

the categories, which were reported as not estimated (NE), as defined in the transparency MPGs, and detailed explanations for the use of this notation key especially where the greenhouse gas inventory guidelines provide methods for estimation of greenhouse gases;

(b)

the geographical coverage of the greenhouse gas inventory, and any differences between the geographical coverage under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement and under Regulation (EU) 2018/1999.

Article 13

Reporting on indicators

Member States shall report information on indicators referred to in point (e) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in accordance with the format set out in Annex XI.

Article 14

Reporting on consistency of reported emissions with data from the EU Emissions Trading System

1.   Member States shall report the information referred to in point (h) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in accordance with the format set out in Annex XII to this Regulation.

2.   Member States shall report the information on results of the checks referred to in point (i) of Part 1 of Annex V of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in a textual format.

Article 15

Reporting on consistency of the reported data on air pollutants

1.   Member States shall report information on the results of the checks referred to in point (j)(i) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 and on the consistency of the data pursuant to point (b) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in a textual format, specifying

(a)

whether the emissions estimates of carbon monoxide (CO), sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds, in inventories submitted by the Member State under Directive (EU) 2016/2284 are consistent with the corresponding emission estimates in greenhouse gas inventories under Regulation (EU) 2018/1999;

(b)

the submission dates of the reports under Directive (EU) 2016/2284 that were compared with the inventory submission under Regulation (EU) 2018/1999.

2.   Where the checks referred to in paragraph 1 result in differences of more than +/–5 % between the total emissions excluding the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) for a particular air pollutant reported under Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 and under Directive (EU) 2016/2284, the Member State concerned shall, in addition to the textual information referred to in paragraph 1, report information for that air pollutant in accordance with the format set out in Annex XIII to this Regulation.

3.   Member States may report only the information referred to in paragraph 1 if the difference of more than +/– 5 % referred to in paragraph 2 derives from correction of data errors or from differences in geographical coverage or scope of application between the respective legal instruments.

Article 16

Reporting on consistency of the data reported on fluorinated greenhouse gases

Member States shall report the information on the results of the checks referred to in point (j)(ii) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in a textual format, specifying:

(a)

the checks performed by the Member State concerning the level of detail, the data sets and the submissions compared;

(b)

the main results of the checks and explanations for the main inconsistencies;

(c)

whether the data collected by operators under Article 6(1) of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (10) were made use of and how;

(d)

the reasons why the checks were not considered to be relevant, where those checks were not performed.

Article 17

Reporting on consistency with energy statistics

1.   Member States shall report information on the results of the checks referred to in point (j)(iii) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in a textual format, specifying the differences between the reference approach calculated on the basis of the data included in the greenhouse gas inventory and the reference approach calculated on the basis of the energy statistics reported pursuant to Article 4 and Annex B to Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (11).

2.   Member States shall report the quantitative information and explanations for differences of more than +/– 2 % in the total national apparent fossil fuel consumption at aggregate level for all fossil fuel categories for the year X-2 referred to in paragraph 1 in accordance with Annex XIV to this Regulation.

Article 18

Reporting on changes in descriptions of national inventory systems or registries

Member States shall clearly state in the relevant chapters of the national inventory report if there were no changes in the description of their national inventory systems or, if applicable, of their national registries referred to in points (k) and (l) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 since the previous submission of the national inventory report.

Article 19

Reporting on greenhouse gas emissions covered by Regulation (EU) 2018/842

Member States shall report anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases listed in Part 2 of Annex V to Regulation 2018/1999 in the scope specified in Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/842, as referred to in point (a) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, and updates of such information referred to in point (d) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in accordance with the format set out in Annex XV to this Regulation.

Article 20

Reporting on summary information on concluded transfers in accordance with Regulation 2018/841

Member States shall report the summary information on concluded transfers pursuant to Articles 12 and 13 of Regulation (EU) 2018/841, referred to in point (f) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, in accordance with the format set out in Annex XVI to this Regulation. After compilation by the Commission, a summary of the information provided pursuant to this paragraph shall be made available within three months from receiving the reports by Member States, in electronic form. In this summary, the range of prices paid per land mitigation units transaction shall be provided.

Article 21

Reporting on summary information on concluded transfers in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/842

1.   Member States shall report the summary information on concluded transfers pursuant to Article 5 of Regulation (EU) 2018/842 as referred to in point (f) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in accordance with the format set out in Table 1 of Annex XVII to this Regulation. After compilation by the Commission, a summary of the information provided pursuant to this paragraph shall be made available within three months from receiving the reports by Member States, in electronic form. In this summary, the range of prices paid per annual emission allocations transaction shall be provided.

2.   Within the two periods between the publication of the implementing acts referred to in Article 38(4) and the start of the compliance check procedure set out in Article 38(6) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 pursuant to Article 9 of Regulation (EU) 2018/842, the Member States may report to the Commission on the 15th of each month on concluded transfers pursuant to Article 5 of Regulation (EU) 2018/842 in accordance with the format set out in Table 2 of Annex XVII to this Regulation. After compilation by the Commission, a summary of the information received pursuant to this paragraph shall be made available, in a timely manner and in electronic form.

Article 22

Reporting information on intended use of flexibilities in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/842

1.   Member States shall report the information on intended use of the flexibilities referred to in paragraphs 4 and 5 of Article 5 and Article 7(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/842 as referred to in point (n) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in accordance with the format set out in Annex XVIII to this Regulation.

2.   Within the two periods between the publication of the implementing acts referred to in Article 38(4) and the start of the compliance check procedure set out in Article 38(6) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 pursuant to Article 9 of Regulation (EU) 2018/842, the Member States may report to the Commission on the 15th of each month on intended use of the flexibilities in paragraphs 4 and 5 of Article 5 of Regulation (EU) 2018/842 in accordance with the format set out in Table 1 of Annex XVIII to this Regulation. After compilation by the Commission, the information received pursuant to this paragraph shall be made available, in electronic form and no later than at the end of the month referred to above.

3.   The information reported pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article shall not include any concluded transfers reported pursuant to Article 21.

Article 23

Reporting on the use of revenues from transfers in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/842

Member States shall report the information on the use of revenues in accordance with Article 5(6) of Regulation (EU) 2018/842 referred to in point (n) of Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in accordance with the format set out in Annex XIX to this Regulation.

Article 24

Reporting on accounted greenhouse gas emissions and removals

Member States shall report accounted greenhouse gas emissions and removals pursuant to Article 26(5) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in accordance with the format set out in Annex XX.

Article 25

Timescales for cooperation and coordination in preparing the Union greenhouse gas inventory and the UNFCCC review

1.   Member States and the Commission shall cooperate and coordinate in preparing the Union greenhouse gas inventory and of the Union inventory report in accordance with the timescales set out in Annex XXI.

2.   When a Member State re-submits its inventory to the UNFCCC Secretariat that Member State shall provide the Commission with a summary of the changes made in the re-submitted inventory, no later than within one week of the re-submission.

3.   During the UNFCCC review of the Union inventory, at the request of the Commission, Member States shall, as soon as possible provide the Commission with the answers to the questions raised by the UNFCCC reviewers.

CHAPTER IV

REQUIREMENTS ON THE ESTABLISHMENT, OPERATION AND FUNCTIONING OF NATIONAL INVENTORY SYSTEMS

Article 26

Functions of national inventory systems

In the implementation of the national inventory systems pursuant to Article 37 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, each Member State shall:

(a)

establish and maintain the institutional, legal and procedural arrangements necessary to perform the functions pursuant to Articles 27 to 29, between the government agencies and other entities responsible for the performance of all functions;

(b)

ensure sufficient capacity for timely performance of the functions pursuant to Articles 27 to 29, including data collection for estimating anthropogenic GHG emissions by sources and removals by sinks and arrangements for technical competence of the staff involved in the inventory development process.

Article 27

Inventory planning

1.   As part of its inventory planning, each Member State shall:

(a)

designate a single national entity with overall responsibility for the national inventory and make available its postal and electronic addresses;

(b)

define and allocate specific responsibilities in the inventory development process, including those relating to choice of methods, data collection, particularly activity data and emission factors from statistical services and other entities, processing and archiving, and quality control and quality assurance;

(c)

elaborate an inventory quality assurance and quality control plan which describes specific quality control procedures to be implemented during the inventory development process, facilitate the overall quality assurance procedures to be conducted and establish quality objectives;

(d)

consider establishing processes for the official consideration and approval of the inventory, if relevant including any recalculations, prior to its submission and to respond to any issues raised by the inventory review processes.

2.   As part of its inventory planning, each Member State shall where relevant consider ways to improve the quality of activity data, emission factors, methods and other relevant technical elements of inventories. Information obtained from the implementation of the quality assurance and quality control plan, from reviews under Article 19 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013, Article 38 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 and under the UNFCCC shall where appropriate be considered in the development and/or revision of the quality assurance and quality control plan and the quality objectives.

Article 28

Inventory preparation

1.   In accordance with the greenhouse gas inventory guidelines, each Member State shall:

(a)

identify key categories and prepare estimates applying appropriate methods to estimate emissions and removals from key categories;

(b)

collect sufficient activity data, process information and emission factors necessary to support the methods selected for estimating anthropogenic GHG emissions by sources and removals by sinks;

(c)

make a quantitative estimate of inventory uncertainty for each category and for the inventory in total and prepare recalculations of previously submitted estimates of anthropogenic GHG emissions by sources and removals by sinks;

(d)

compile the national inventory and implement general inventory quality control procedures in accordance with their quality assurance and quality control plan.

2.   As part of its inventory preparation, each Member State shall where appropriate:

(a)

apply category-specific quality control procedures for key categories and for individual categories where significant methodological and/or data revisions have occurred, in accordance with the greenhouse gas inventory guidelines;

(b)

provide for a basic review of the inventory by an independent third party or personnel not involved in the inventory development,, before the submission of the inventory, in accordance with the planned quality assurance procedures referred to in Article 27(1)(c);

(c)

provide for a more extensive review for key categories and categories where significant changes in methods occurred;

(d)

based on the reviews according to the transparency MPGs and in accordance with Article 38 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 and periodic internal evaluations of the inventory preparation process, re-evaluate the inventory planning process in order to meet the established quality objectives referred to in Article 27(1)(c) of this Regulation.

Article 29

Inventory management

1.   As part of their inventory management, each Member State shall:

(a)

each year for the reported time series, archive inventory information including: all disaggregated emission factors, activity data, and documentation about how these were generated and aggregated; internal documentation on quality assurance and quality control procedures, external and internal reviews, documentation on annual key sources and key source identification and planned inventory improvements.

(b)

provide review teams under the transparency MPGs and Article 38 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 with access to all archived information used by the Member State to prepare the inventory, taking into account country-specific confidentiality rules.

(c)

respond to requests for clarifying inventory information resulting from the different stages of the review processes of the inventory information, and information on the national system, in a timely manner.

2.   As part of their inventory management, each Member State shall where appropriate make the collection of archived information easily accessible

CHAPTER V

PROCEDURE AND SCHEDULE FOR CARRYING OUT THE COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

Article 30

Procedure for the comprehensive review

1.   When conducting the comprehensive review (or ‘review’) referred to in Article 38(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, the Commission and the European Environment Agency shall be assisted by a technical experts review team and follow the procedure set out in Annex XXII.

2.   The European Environment Agency shall perform the secretarial tasks for the comprehensive reviews as specified in Annex XXII.

3.   The Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency, shall select a sufficient number of review experts to cover the appropriate inventory sectors. The review experts selected shall have experience in the area of greenhouse gas inventories compilation and, where possible, be active in greenhouse gas review processes. Technical experts who have contributed to the compilation of an individual Member State’s greenhouse gas inventory, or are national of that Member State, shall not take part in the review of that inventory.

4.   The comprehensive reviews shall be carried out as desk-based and centralized reviews, as specified in Annex XXII. In addition, in-country visits may be organised upon recommendation of the technical experts review team and in consultation with the Member State concerned.

5.   The checks pursuant to Article 38(2)(b) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 shall include, where appropriate, information specified in Annex XXII.

6.   The checks referred to in Article 38(2)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 shall include, where appropriate, a detailed examination on consistency of the accounted emissions and removals with Union rules.

7.   The comprehensive reviews shall include, where appropriate, checks to identify whether areas of improvement identified for one Member State in the UNFCCC or Union reviews may also constitute an area of improvement for other Member States.

8.   The review of greenhouse gas inventories shall be performed consistently for all Member States concerned and in an objective manner.

Article 31

Technical corrections

1.   A technical correction of an emission estimate within the meaning of Article 38(2)(d) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 shall be deemed necessary if an underestimate or overestimate exceeds the threshold of significance established in paragraph 2 of this Article. Details of the technical corrections are specified in Annex XXII to this Regulation.

2.   The threshold of significance for a given source or sink amounts to 0,05 % of a Member State’s total national greenhouse gas emissions without LULUCF for the year of the inventory under review, or 500 kt CO2 equivalent, whichever is smaller.

3.   In response to a finding by the Commission communicated to a Member State during the review, the Member State may request a change of their estimates of emissions or accounted emissions and removals by providing revised estimates. If a revised estimate is deemed appropriate by the technical review team, it shall be included in the review report referred to in Article 32 and accompanied by a justification.

Article 32

Final review reports

The Commission shall inform the Member State concerned of the end of the comprehensive review and provide the Member State with a final review report by 30 August 2027 and 30 August 2032 respectively.

Article 33

Cooperation with Member States

1.   Member States shall:

(a)

participate in the review pursuant to the schedule set out in Annex XXII;

(b)

nominate a National contact point for the Union’s review;

(c)

participate in and facilitate the organisation of an in-country visit, if needed;

(d)

provide answers and additional information and comment on the review reports as relevant.

2.   Upon request by the Member States, the Commission shall include comments regarding the review findings in the final review report referred to in Article 32.

3.   The Commission shall inform the Member States of the composition of the technical experts review team selected pursuant to Article 30.

Article 34

Schedule for the comprehensive reviews

The comprehensive review shall be carried out pursuant to the time schedule set out in Annex XXII.

CHAPTER VI

POLICIES AND MEASURES AND PROJECTIONS

Article 35

Submission processes for reporting

Member States shall use the e-platform referred to in Article 28 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 and linked tools and templates of the Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency pursuant to Article 42 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, for the submission of the information pursuant to this Chapter.

Article 36

Reporting on national systems for policies and measures and projections

Member States shall provide the description of their national systems for reporting on policies and measures, or groups of measures, and projections referred to in point (a) of Annex VI to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in the format set out in Annex XXIII to this Regulation.

Article 37

Reporting on national policies and measures

1.   Member States shall report the information on their national policies and measures, or groups of measures, referred to in point (c) of Annex VI to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in the formats set out in Annex XXIV to this Regulation.

2.   Member States shall report the following information in a textual format:

(a)

the updates relevant to their long-term strategies referred to in point (b) of Annex VI to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999;

(b)

planned additional policies and measures referred to in point (d) of Annex VI to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999;

(c)

links between different policies and measures and the contribution of those policies and measures to different projection scenarios, as referred to in point (e) of Annex VI to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999.

Article 38

Reporting on national projections

1.   Member States shall report the information on their national projections of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks, organised by gas or group of gases, referred to in Article 18(1)(b) and point (a) of Annex VII of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in the format set out in Annex XXV to this Regulation.

2.   Member States shall provide the additional information on their national projections of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks referred to in Annex VII to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in a textual format, specifying:

(a)

the projection results for total greenhouse gas emissions, emissions covered by Regulation (EU) 2018/842 and Directive 2003/87/EC respectively, and the projected emissions by sources and removals by sinks under Regulation (EU) 2018/841, pursuant to point (b) of Annex VII of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999;

(b)

the results of the sensitivity analysis performed pursuant to point (d) of Annex VII of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999;

(1)

for the total reported greenhouse gas emissions, together with a brief explanation of which parameters were varied and how;

(2)

split on total emissions covered by Directive 2003/87/EC and by Regulation (EU) 2018/842 respectively and the projected emissions by sources and removals by sinks under the Regulation (EU) 2018/841, where such information is available;

(c)

the year of the inventory data (base year) and the year of the inventory report used as a starting point for the projections;

(d)

the methodologies used for the projections, including a brief description of the models used and their sectoral, geographical and temporal coverage, references to further information on the models and information on data sources, key exogenous assumptions and on the parameters used; pursuant to point (e) of Annex VII of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999.

3.   In the reports on projections to be provided pursuant to Article 18(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, Member States shall take into account the harmonised values for key parameters for projections – at least for oil, gas, and coal import prices as well as for carbon prices under the European Emission Trading System pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC – which the Commission has recommended, in consultation with the Member States, 12 months before the deadline for submission of the reports.

CHAPTER VII

TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 39

Repeal

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 749/2014 is repealed with effect from 1 January 2021, subject to the transitional provisions laid down in Article 40 of this Regulation.

Article 40

Transitional provision

By way of derogation from Article 39 of this Regulation, Articles 3 to 18 and 27 to 43 of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 749/2014 shall continue to have effect for the reports containing the data required for the years 2019 and 2020.

Article 41

Entry into force and application

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 January 2021.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 7 August 2020.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)  OJ L 328, 21.12.2018, p. 1.

(2)  Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and for reporting other information at national and Union level relevant to climate change and repealing Decision No 280/2004/EC (OJ L 165, 18.6.2013, p. 13).

(3)  Approved by Council Decision of 15 December 1993 concerning the conclusion of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (94/69/EC) (OJ L 33, 7.2.1994, p. 11).

(4)  Approved by Council Decision (EU) 2016/1841 of 5 October 2016 on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Paris Agreement adopted under the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (OJ L 282, 19.10.2016, p. 1).

(5)  Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC (OJ L 275, 25.10.2003, p. 32).

(6)  Regulation (EU) 2018/841 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry in the 2030 climate and energy framework, and amending Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 and Decision No 529/2013/EU (OJ L 156, 19.6.2018, p. 1).

(7)  Regulation (EU) 2018/842 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 contributing to climate action to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and amending Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 (OJ L 156, 19.6.2018, p. 26).

(8)  Directive (EU) 2016/2284 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 December 2016 on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants, amending Directive 2003/35/EC and repealing Directive 2001/81/EC (OJ L 344, 17.12.2016, p. 1).

(9)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1044 of 8 May 2020 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to values for global warming potentials and the inventory guidelines and with regard to the Union inventory system and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 666/2014 (OJ L 230, 17.7.2020, p. 1).

(10)  Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 (OJ L 150, 20.5.2014, p. 195).

(11)  Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 on energy statistics (OJ L 304, 14.11.2008, p. 1).


ANNEX I

Information on national adaptation actions pursuant to Article 4

1.   National circumstances, impacts, vulnerabilities, risks and adaptive capacity (1)

1.1

National circumstances relevant to adaptation actions:

a)

biogeophysical characteristics;

b)

demographics;

c)

economy and infrastructure.

1.2

Climate monitoring and modelling framework:

a)

main activities on climate monitoring, modelling, projections and scenarios;

b)

main approaches, methodologies and tools, and associated uncertainties and challenges.

1.3

Assessment of climate impacts, vulnerability and risks, including adaptive capacity:

a)

overview of observed climate hazards among the ones listed in Table 1 (2) and existing pressures (3);

b)

identification of key future climate hazards from the ones listed in Table 1 and key affected sectors (4).

Table 1 - Classification of climate-related hazards (5)

 

Temperature-related

Wind-related

Water-related

Solid mass-related

Chronic

Changing temperature (air, freshwater, marine water)

Changing wind patterns

Changing precipitation patterns and types (rain, hail, snow/ice)

Coastal erosion

 

 

Precipitation and/or hydrological variability

Soil degradation (including desertification)

Temperature variability

 

Ocean acidification

Soil erosion

Permafrost thawing

 

Saline intrusion

Solifluction

 

 

Sea level rise

 

 

 

Change in sea ice cover

 

 

 

Water scarcity

 

Acute

Heat wave

Cyclone

Drought

Avalanche

Cold wave/frost

Storm (including blizzards, dust and sandstorms)

Heavy precipitation (rain, hail, snow/ice)

Landslide

Wildfire

Tornado

Flood (coastal, fluvial, pluvial, ground water, flash)

Subsidence

 

 

Snow and ice load

 

 

 

Glacial lake outburst

 

c)

For each key affected sector, overview of the following, rated on qualitative scales of high/medium/low/not applicable, with accompanying explanation as appropriate (6):

i.

observed impacts of key hazards, including changes in frequency and magnitude;

ii.

likelihood of the occurrence of key hazards and exposure to them under future climate, drawing upon the best available climate modelling science;

iii.

vulnerability, including adaptive capacity;

iv.

risk of potential future impacts.

2.   Legal and policy frameworks and institutional arrangements

2.1

Legal and policy frameworks and regulations, including National Adaptation Strategies (NAS), National Adaptation Plans (NAP) (7) and any sectoral adaptation plans.

2.2

Overview of institutional arrangements and governance at the national level for:

a)

assessing climate vulnerability and risks;

b)

planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and revising adaptation policy (8);

c)

integrating climate change impacts and resilience into environmental assessment procedures;

d)

collection, ownership and re-use of relevant data (such as climate-related disaster loss data or risk data) and access to it;

e)

integrating climate change impacts and adaptation planning into disaster risk management frameworks and vice versa (9).

2.3

Overview of institutional arrangements and governance at the sub-national (10) level:

a)

legal requirements and strategic documents;

b)

networks or other collaborations on adaptation across national authorities;

c)

good practice examples of networks or other collaborations on adaptation across local and regional authorities.

3.   Adaptation strategies, policies, plans and goals

3.1

Adaptation priorities

3.2

Challenges, gaps and barriers to adaptation (11)

3.3

Summaries of national strategies, policies, plans and efforts, with a focus on goals and objectives, foreseen actions (12), budget and timeline (13)

3.4

Overview of the content of sub-national strategies, policies, plans and efforts

3.5

Overview of efforts to integrate climate change adaptation into sectoral policies, plans and programs, including disaster risk management strategies and action plans

3.6

Stakeholder engagement

Overview of measures in adaptation policy at the national level and good practice examples from the sub-national levels to engage with:

a)

stakeholders particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts;

b)

the private sector (14).

4.   Monitoring and evaluation of adaptation actions and processes

4.1

Monitoring and evaluation methodology (15) related to:

a)

reducing climate impacts, vulnerabilities, risks, and increasing adaptive capacity;

b)

implementation of adaptation actions.

4.2

State of play of the implementation of measures planned under points 3.3 to 3.6, including an overview of the subnational level and the disbursement of funding to increase climate resilience. The reporting on funding shall cover:

a)

spending earmarked for climate adaptation including in disaster risk management;

b)

to the extent possible, the share of spending used to support climate adaptation (16) in each sector (17).

4.3

Evaluating progress towards the following (18):

a)

reducing climate impacts, vulnerabilities and risks;

b)

increasing adaptive capacity;

c)

meeting adaptation priorities;

d)

addressing barriers to adaptation.

4.4

Steps taken to review and update the following:

a)

vulnerability and risk assessments;

b)

national adaptation policies, strategies, plans, and measures.

4.5

Overview of good practice with regard to steps taken to review and update subnational adaptation plans, policies, strategies and measures.

5.   Cooperation, good practices, synergies, experience and lessons learned in the field of adaptation

5.1

Good practices and lessons learnt, including at sub-national level (19)

5.2

Synergies of adaptation actions with other international frameworks and/or conventions, in particular the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

5.3

Cooperation with Union Member States, international cooperation, and with regional and international organisations (20):

a)

cooperation to share information and to strengthen science, institutions and adaptation knowledge;

b)

cooperation to enhance adaptation action at the sub-national, national, macro-regional and international level, including the area, scale and types of cooperation.

6.   Any other information related to climate change impacts and adaptation

6.1

Key contact details of national coordinator and organisation

6.2

Relevant websites and social media sources used for communication on adaptation action at national and sub-national level, as appropriate

6.3

Key reports and publications at national and sub-national level

6.4

Any other relevant information.

(1)  ‘Adaptive capacity’ as defined in the Fifth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5): ‘The ability of systems, institutions, humans and other organisms to adjust to potential damage, to take advantage of opportunities, or to respond to consequences.’

(2)  The list is not exhaustive.

(3)  Member States shall report existing environmental, economic and social pressures that are likely to be significantly affected by climate change: e.g. loss of biodiversity, poor harvest, energy poverty, unemployment, migration.

(4)  Member States shall select key sectors among the following: Agriculture and food, biodiversity (including ecosystem-based approaches), buildings, coastal areas, civil protection and emergency management, energy, finance and insurance, forestry, health, marine and fisheries, transport, urban, water management, ICT (information and communications technology), land use planning, business, industry, tourism, rural development, other [please specify].

(5)  Where relevant, Member States shall also consider secondary effects of these hazards, such as forest fires, spread of invasive species and tropical diseases, cascading effects, and multiple hazards occurring at the same time.

(6)  The analysis outlined in points (i) to (iv) shall apply the best available science for vulnerability and risk analysis by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the latest Commission guidance on the climate proofing of the Union-funded projects.

(7)  Member States shall report the title, year of adoption and status [superseded / adopted / completed and submitted for adoption / being developed] of each NAS and NAP.

(8)  Aspects to consider include decision making, planning and coordination related to adaptation strategies, policies, plans and goals, addressing cross-cutting issues, adjusting adaptation priorities and activities, implementing adaptation actions, including facilitating action to avert, minimise and address the adverse effect of climate change.

(9)  Including Article 6(1) of Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism (OJ L 347 I, 20.12.2013, p. 924)

(10)  Throughout the Annex, ‘sub-national’ refers to local and regional.

(11)  Including those institutional, governance-related and other barriers that restrict the adaptive capacity as identified in the vulnerability assessment.

(12)  Including nature-based solutions and actions leading to mitigation co-benefits and other relevant co-benefits

(13)  The summaries shall cover also efforts to build resilience and avert, minimise and address the adverse consequences of climate change, and include an explanation how gender perspectives have been taken into account.

(14)  Member States shall provide an overview of available information on private sector plans, priorities, actions and programmes, public/private partnerships, and other relevant private adaptation initiatives and/or projects.

(15)  Member States shall report on approaches, systems used, transparency and indicators.

(16)  The additional investment that makes a project (that would have been realised anyway) climate resilient.

(17)  Member States shall report on investment in adaptation actions by the following sectors: Agriculture and food, biodiversity (including ecosystem-based approaches), buildings, coastal areas, civil protection and emergency management, energy, finance and insurance, forestry, health, marine and fisheries, transport, urban, water management, ICT (information and communications technology), land use planning, business, industry, tourism, rural development; other [please specify].

(18)  Based on the monitoring and evaluation methodology as reported under point 4.1.

(19)  Member States may report on the good practices and lessons learnt in the following areas, when relevant: Climate modelling activities and methodologies; assessment of climate impacts, vulnerability and risks to climate change, including adaptive capacity; institutional arrangements and governance at the national level; policy and regulatory changes; coordination mechanisms; adaptation priorities; adaptation barriers; adaptation goals, objectives, undertakings, efforts, strategies, policies and plans; efforts to integrate climate change adaptation into development and sectoral policies, plans and programs; integration of gender perspectives into climate adaptation; integration of indigenous, traditional and local knowledge into climate adaptation; stakeholder engagement; climate risk communication; monitoring and evaluation; strengthening scientific research and knowledge; disaster risk reduction and management, innovative adaptation solutions and innovative financing mechanisms.

(20)  Excluding information on support to developing countries referred to in Part 2 of Annex VIII of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999.


ANNEX II

Information on the use of auctioning revenues pursuant to Article 5

Table 1a: Revenues generated from auctioning of allowances in year X-1

1

 

Amount for the year X-1

2

 

1 000 Euros

1 000 in domestic currency, if applicable (1)

Comments

(e.g. explain gaps, relevant national circumstances, changes since last reporting)

3

A

B

C

D

4

Total amount of revenues generated from auctioning of allowances (sum of rows 5 and 6)

Sum of B5+B6

Sum of C5+C6

 

5

Of which amount of revenues generated from auctioning of allowances pursuant to Article 10 of Directive 2003/87/EC

 

 

 

6

Of which amount of revenues generated from auctioning of allowances pursuant to Article 3d(1) or (2) of Directive 2003/87/EC

 

 

 

Notes:

(1)

An average annual exchange rate for the year X-1 or the real exchange rate applied to the amount disbursed shall be used for the currency conversion.

Table 1b: Use of revenues from auctioning of allowances in year X-1

1

 

Total amount disbursed in the year X-1

Of which amount disbursed in year X-1 and reported as committed in years before X-1

Total amount committed, but not disbursed, in the year X-1

Equivalent financial value used in the year X-1 (2)

 

2

 

1 000 Euros

1 000 in domestic currency, if applicable (1)

1 000 Euros

1 000 in domestic currency, if applicable (1)

1 000 Euros

1 000 in domestic currency, if applicable (1)

1 000 Euros

1 000 in domestic currency, if applicable (1)

Comments

(e.g. explain gaps, relevant national circumstances, changes since last reporting)

3

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

4

Total amount of revenues from auctioning of allowances or equivalent financial value used for the purposes specified in paragraph 3 of Article 10, and Article 3d(4) of Directive 2003/87/EC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Of which amount of revenues from auctioning of allowances used for the purposes specified in Article 10(3) of Directive 2003/87/EC (if data are available for separate reporting)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Of which amount of revenues from auctioning of allowances used for the purposes specified in Article 3d(4) of Directive 2003/87/EC (if data are available for separate reporting)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notation: x = reporting year

Notes:

(1)

An average annual exchange rate for the year X-1 or the real exchange rate applied to the amount disbursed shall be used for the currency conversion.

(2)

By reporting ‘equivalent financial value’, Member States report values which are representative for their spending in accordance with Articles 3d and 10 of Directive 2003/87/EC, and indicate that all values reported in Tables 2 to 6 also represent equivalent financial value.

Table 2: Use of revenues from auctioning of allowances for domestic and Union purposes pursuant to Articles 3d and 10 of Directive 2003/87/EC

1

Purpose for which revenues were used

Short description

Amount for year X-1

Status (2)

Revenues pursuant to [tick relevant column]

Type of use (3)

Financial instrument (4)

Implementing Agency

Comments

2

e.g. programme, activity, action or project title

Including reference to online source of more detailed description, if available

1 000 Euros

1 000 Domestic Currency (1)

Committed (but not disbursed)/ disbursed

Article 3d of Directive 2003/87/EC

Article 10 of Directive 2003/87/EC

Select type of use as outlined in Directive 2003/87/EC

To be selected: fiscal, financial support policy, domestic regulatory policy that leverage financial support, other

(e.g. responsible ministry)

e.g. explain gaps, qualitative information on specific uses if quantitative information is not available

3

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Add rows as necessary)

 

6

Total amount of revenues or equivalent financial value used

 

Sum of column C

Sum of column D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notation: x = reporting year

Notes:

(1)

An average annual exchange rate for the year X-1 or the real exchange rate applied to the amount disbursed shall be used for the currency conversion.

(2)

Member States shall provide the definitions used for ‘commitment’ and ‘disbursement’ as part of their report. If part of the reported amount is committed and another part disbursed related to a specific programme/project, two separate rows should be used. If Member States are not able to distinguish between committed and disbursed amounts, the most appropriate category should be selected for the reported amounts. Consistent definitions should be used across the Tables.

Generally, ‘committed’ auction revenues are those which have been legally committed to be used for climate and energy purposes, but in some cases may not have yet been spent at the time of reporting. ‘Disbursed’ auction revenues are those which have been spent at the time of reporting. However, in some cases, ‘Commitment’ can refer to revenues that are only preliminarily planned to be used and ‘disbursement’ are those which have been transferred to a specific State Agency for a specific purpose or to a regional government.

(3)

Categories of uses mentioned in Article 10(3) of Directive 2003/87/EC as follows:

funding of research and development and demonstration projects for reducing emissions and for adaptation;

funding of initiatives within the framework of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan and the European Technology Platforms;

development of renewable energies to meet the commitment of the Union;

development of other technologies contributing to the transition to a safe and sustainable low-carbon economy;

development of technologies that help meet the commitment of the Union to increase energy efficiency;

forestry sequestration in the Union;

environmentally safe capture and geological storage of CO2;

encouragement of a shift to low-emission and public forms of transport;

financing of research and development in energy efficiency and clean technologies;

measures intended to increase energy efficiency and insulation or to provide financial support in order to address social aspects in lower and middle income house-holds;

coverage of administrative expenses of the management of the EU ETS;

promotion of skill formation and reallocation of labour in order to contribute to a just transition to a low carbon economy;

other reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;

adaptation to the impacts of climate change;

other domestic uses.

Categories mentioned in Article 3d(4) of Directive 2003/87/EC, but not specifically mentioned in Article 10(3) as follows:

funding of common projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector;

measures to avoid deforestation.

Member States shall avoid double counting of amounts in this Table. If a specific use fits to several types of uses, several types can be selected; however, the amount indicated is not to be multiplied but additional rows for types of uses are to be linked with one entry field for that amount.

(4)

Several categories can be selected if several financial instruments are relevant for the reported programme or project.

Table 3: Use of revenues from auctioning of allowances for international purposes

1

 

 

Amount committed in the year X-1 (2)

Amount disbursed in the year X-1 (2)

Comments

2

Use of revenues from auctioning of allowances or the equivalent in financial value for international purposes (3)

 

1 000 Euros

1 000 Domestic currency, if applicable (1)

1 000 Euros

1 000 Domestic currency, if applicable (1)

e.g. explain gaps, qualitative information on specific uses if quantitative information is not available and any other accompanying information (3)

3

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

4

Total amount used as specified under Articles 10(3) and 3d(4) of Directive 2003/87/EC for supporting third countries other than developing countries

 

 

 

 

 

5

Total amount used as specified under Articles 10(3) and 3d(4) of Directive 2003/87/EC for supporting developing countries

 

 

 

 

 

Notation: x = reporting year

Notes:

(1)

An average annual exchange rate for the year X-1 or the real exchange rate applied to the amount disbursed shall be used for the currency conversion.

(2)

Member States shall provide the definitions used for ‘commitment’ and ‘disbursement’ as part of their report. If part of the reported amount is committed and another part disbursed related to a specific programme/project, two separate rows should be used. If Member States are not able to distinguish between committed and disbursed amounts, the appropriate category should be selected for the reported amounts. Consistent definitions should be used across the Tables.

(3)

Member States shall avoid double counting of amounts in this Table. If a specific use fits into several rows, the most appropriate one is to be chosen and the respective amount shall be only entered once. Accompanying textual information could further explain such allocation decisions, if necessary.

Table 4: Use of revenues from auctioning of allowances to support developing countries through multilateral channels pursuant to Articles 3d and 10 of Directive 2003/87/EC (1) (2)

1

 

Amount for the year X-1

 

Status (4)

Type of support (5)

Financial instrument (6)

Sector (7)

Comments

2

 

1 000 Euros

1 000 Domestic Currency (3)

 

to be selected: committed/ disbursed

to be selected: mitigation, adaptation, cross-cutting, other, information not available

to be selected: grant, concessional loan, non- concessional loan, equity, other, information not available

to be selected: energy, transport, industry, agriculture, forestry, water and sanitation, cross-cutting, other, information not available

e.g. explain gaps, qualitative information on specific uses if quantitative information is not available and any other accompanying information

3

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

4

Total amount for supporting developing countries through multilateral channels

Sum of Column B

Sum of Column C

 

 

 

 

 

5

of which used, if applicable, via multilateral funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF) (Article 10(3)(a) of Directive 2003/87/EC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Adaptation Fund under the UNFCCC (Article 10, paragraph 3(a) of Directive 2003/87/EC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) under the UNFCCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Green Climate Fund under the UNFCCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Least Developed Countries Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

UNFCCC Trust Fund for Supplementary Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

For multilateral support to REDD+ activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Other multilateral climate-related funds (please specify)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

of which used, if applicable, via multilateral financial institutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Global Environmental Facility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

World Bank (8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

International Finance Corporation (8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

African Development Bank (8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

Inter-American Development Bank (8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Other multilateral financial institutions or support programmes, please specify (8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notation: x = reporting year

Notes:

(1)

Member States shall avoid double counting of amounts in this Table. If a specific use fits into several rows, the most appropriate one is to be chosen and the respective amount shall be only entered once. Accompanying textual information could further explain such allocation decisions, if necessary

(2)

The notation key ‘information not available’ may be used if there is absolutely no information available for the respective cells.

(3)

An average annual exchange rate for the year X-1 or the real exchange rate applied to the amount disbursed shall be used for the currency conversion.

(4)

Information on the status shall be provided where available at disaggregate level. Member States should provide the definitions used for ‘commitment’ and disbursement’ as part of their report. If Member States are not able to distinguish between committed and disbursed amounts, the appropriate category should be selected for the reported amounts.

(5)

To be reported if such information is available for multilateral fund or banks. ‘Information not available’ should only be selected if there is absolutely no information available for the respective row.

(6)

The appropriate financial instrument shall be chosen. Several categories should be selected if several financial instruments are relevant for the respective row. Mostly grants are provided to multilateral institutions and other categories may not frequently be applicable. However more categories are used to achieve consistency with reporting requirements for biennial reports under the UNFCCC. ‘Information not available’ should only be selected if there is absolutely no information available for the respective row.

(7)

Several applicable sectors can be selected. Member States may report sectoral distribution if such information is available. ‘Information not available’ should only be selected if there is absolutely no information available for the respective row.

(8)

Only financial support provided which is climate-specific as e.g. indicated by CDC DAC indicators should be entered in this Table.

Table 5: Use of revenues from auctioning of allowances pursuant to Articles 3d and 10 of Directive 2003/87/EC for bilateral or regional support to developing countries (1) (2)

1

Programme, activity, action or project title

Recipient country/region

Amount for the year X-1

 

Status (4)

Type of support (5)

Sector (6)

Financial instrument (7)

Implementing Agency

Comments

2

 

 

1 000 Euros

1 000 Domestic currency (3)

 

to be selected: Committed/ disbursed

to be selected: Mitigation, Adaptation, REDD+, Cross- cutting, Other, information not available

to be selected: energy, transport, industry, agriculture, forestry, water and sanitation, cross-cutting, other, information not available

to be selected: grant, concessional loan, non-concessional loan, equity, direct project investments, investment funds, fiscal support policies, financial support policies, other, information not available

e.g. government ministry

e.g. explain gaps, qualitative information on specific uses if quantitative information is not available and any other accompanying information

3

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

4

 

 

 

 

Choose an item.

Choose an item.

Choose an item.

Choose an item.

 

 

 

(Add rows as necessary)

5

Total amount for supporting developing countries through bilateral channels or regional support

 

Sum of Column D

Sum of Column D

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notation: x = reporting year

Notes:

(1)

Member States shall avoid double counting of amounts in this Table. If a specific use would fits into several rows, the most appropriate one shall be chosen and the respective amount shall be only entered once. Accompanying textual information could further explain such allocation decisions, if necessary.

(2)

The notation key ‘information not available’ may be used if there is absolutely no information available for the respective cells.

(3)

An average annual exchange rate for the year X-1 or the real exchange rate applied to the amount disbursed shall be used for the currency conversion.

(4)

Information on the status shall be provided at least in Table 3, and should be provided in this Table, where available at disaggregate level. If Member States are not able to distinguish between committed and disbursed amounts, the appropriate category should be selected for the reported amounts.

(5)

Only financial support provided which is climate-specific as e.g. indicated by OECD DAC indicators should be entered in this Table.

(6)

Several applicable sectors can be selected. Member States may report sectoral distribution if such information is available. ‘Information not available’ should only be selected if there is absolutely no information available for the respective row.

(7)

The appropriate financial instrument shall be chosen. Several categories can be selected if several financial instruments are relevant for the respective row. ‘Information not available’ should only be selected if there is absolutely no information available for the respective row.

Table 6: Complementary information on domestic use of revenues by type of spending the Member States may provide (1)

 

Total amount disbursed in the year x-1

Total amount committed in the year x-1

Corresponding categories in Table 2

Comments

Amount of revenues used for the categories of spending set out below

1 000 Euros

1 000 in domestic currency, if applicable

1 000 Euros

1 000 in domestic currency, if applicable

Category in Table 2

Share of amount from the selected category in Table 2

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories of spending:

1.

Direct support to mitigation in sectors covered by the EU ETS (2).

2.

Indirect support to mitigation in sectors covered by the EU ETS, e.g. innovation (3).

3.

Direct support to mitigation of domestic/ EU emissions in sectors not covered by the EU ETS (4).

4.

Indirect support to mitigation of domestic/ EU emissions in sectors not covered by the EU ETS, e.g. innovation (5).

5.

Compensation of carbon cost burden (6).

6.

Non-mitigation spending, e.g. adaptation (7).

Notes:

(1)

This Table is used for providing an additional breakdown of information on domestic spending, in accordance with categories commonly used in international comparisons. For types of uses covered by Articles 3d and 10 of Directive 2003/87/EC, amounts can overlap with amounts reported in Table 2.

(2)

Spending reported in this category could cover the share of spending relevant for ETS sectors reported under the following categories in Table 2:

(a)

development of renewable energies to meet the commitment of the Union;

(b)

development of other technologies contributing to the transition to a safe and sustainable low-carbon economy;

(c)

development of technologies that help meet the commitment of the Union to increase energy efficiency;

(d)

other reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;

(e)

funding of common projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector.

(3)

Spending reported in this category could cover the share of spending relevant for ETS sectors reported under the following categories in Table 2:

(a)

funding of research and development and demonstration projects for reducing emissions and for adaptation;

(b)

funding of initiatives within the framework of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan and the European Technology Platforms;

(c)

environmentally safe capture and geological storage of CO2;

(d)

financing of research and development in energy efficiency and clean technologies.

(4)

Spending reported in this category could cover the share of spending relevant for non-ETS sectors reported under the following categories in Table 2:

(a)

development of renewable energies to meet the commitment of the Union;

(b)

development of other technologies contributing to the transition to a safe and sustainable low-carbon economy;

(c)

development of technologies that help meet the commitment of the Union to increase energy efficiency;

(d)

forestry sequestration in the Union;

(e)

encouragement of a shift to low-emission and public forms of transport;

(f)

measures intended to increase energy efficiency and insulation or to provide financial support in order to address social aspects in lower and middle income house-holds;

(g)

other reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;

(h)

measures to avoid deforestation.

(5)

Spending reported in this category could cover the share of spending relevant for non-ETS sectors reported under the following categories in Table 2:

(a)

funding of research and development and demonstration projects for reducing emissions and for adaptation;

(b)

funding of initiatives within the framework of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan and the European Technology Platforms;

(c)

financing of research and development in energy efficiency and clean technologies.

(6)

Spending reported in this category falls outside the scope of the purposes specified in Articles 10(3) and 3d(4) of Directive 2003/87/EC.

(7)

Spending reported in this category could cover spending reported under the following categories in Table 2:

(a)

coverage of administrative expenses of the management of the EU ETS;

(b)

adaptation to the impacts of climate change;

(c)

promotion of skill formation and reallocation of labour in order to contribute to a just transition to a low carbon economy;

(d)

other domestic uses.


ANNEX III

Information on financial and technology support provided to developing countries pursuant to Article 6(1)

Table 1: Provision of support committed and provided of public resources through bilateral and regional channels, including technology development and transfer and capacity building where relevant (1) (2)

Channel

Recipient

Title of activity/ program/ project or other*

Funding source

Financial instrument

Type of support

Sector

Committed amount (a)

Provided amount (a)

Grant equivalent* (a)(b)

Sub-sector * (c)

Technology transfer/ Capacity Building* (d)

Additional Information* (e)

Bilateral/ Regional/ Other (specify)

Region/ Country

 

ODA/ OOF/ Other (specify)

Grant/ Concessional loan/ Non-concessional loan/ Equity/ Guarantee/ Insurance/ Other (specify)

Adaptation/ Mitigation/ Cross-cutting

Energy/ Transport/ Industry/ Agriculture/ Forestry/ Water and sanitation/ Cross-cutting/ Other (specify)

 

 

 

 

T/ C/ Both/ N/A

 

Notes:

(1)

The information elements marked with ‘*’ shall be completed as available.

(2)

The information shall be reported per calendar year (X-1).

(a)

Amount shall be reported in domestic currency.

(b)

This information is to be provided as reported to the UN or the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in accordance with any internationally agreed information requirements.

(c)

The five-digit purpose codes introduced by the OECD Development Assistance Committee for reporting to the Creditor Reporting System (DAC CRS) may be used when reporting sub-sector information.

(d)

Member States shall indicate ‘T’ if the activity contributes to technology development and transfer objectives, ‘C’ if it contributes to capacity building objectives, ‘Both’ if cross-cutting and ‘N/A’ if not applicable.

(e)

Additional information shall be provided, such as a link to relevant program documentation or a description of the project.

Table 2: Provision of support committed and provided of public financial resources through multilateral channels, including technology development and transfer and capacity building where relevant (1) (2)

Channel

Multilateral institution

Title of activity/ program/ project or other *

Funding source

Financial instrument

Committed Amount (a) (Core/ general)

Provided amount (a) (Core/ general)

Committed Amount (a) (Climate- specific)

Provided amount (a) (Climate- specific)

Recipient*

Grant equivalent * (a)(b)

Inflow/ Outflow * (c)

Multilateral Multi- bilateral/ Other (specify)

 

 

ODA/ OOF/ Other (specify)

Grant/ Concessional loan/ Non-concessional loan/ Equity/ Guarantee/ Insurance/ Other (specify)

 

 

 

 

Global/ Regional/ Country

 

Inflow/ Outflow


Imputed multilateral contribution* (d)

Financial instrument

Type of support*

Sector*

Sub- Sector* (e)

Technology transfer/ Capacity building* (f)

Additional Information* (g)

Yes/ No/ N/A

Grant/ Concessional loan/ Non-concessional loan/ Equity/ Guarantee/ Insurance/ Policy intervention/ Other (specify)

Adaptation/ Mitigation/ Cross-cutting

Energy/ Transport/ Industry/ Agriculture/ Forestry/ Water and sanitation/ Cross-cutting/ Other

 

T/ C/ Both/ N/A

 

Notes:

(1)

The information elements marked with ‘*’ shall be completed as available.

(2)

The information shall be reported per calendar year (X-1).

(a)

Amount shall be reported in domestic currency.

(b)

This information is to be provided as reported to the UN or OECD in accordance with any internationally agreed information requirements.

(c)

Member States shall indicate if the amount reported is based on the ‘inflow contribution’ to the multilateral institution or on the ‘outflow share’ of the multilateral institution’s financial resources.

(d)

Member States shall indicate if the ‘climate-specific’ amount is calculated following the OECD Imputed Multilateral Shares.

(e)

The OECD-DAC CRS five-digit purpose codes may be used when reporting sub-sector information.

(f)

Member States shall indicate ‘T’ if the activity contributes to technology development and transfer objectives, ‘C’ if it contributes to capacity building objectives, ‘Both’ if cross-cutting and ‘N/A’ if not applicable.

(g)

Additional information shall be provided, such as a link to relevant program documentation and description of the project.

Table 3: Information on financial support mobilised through public interventions (1) (2)

Channel

Recipient

Title of activity/ program/ project or other

Type of public intervention

Type of support

Sector

Amount mobilised (a)

Sub-sector * (b)

Grant equivalent* (a) (c)

Amount of resources used to mobilise the support*

Additional Information * (d)

Bilateral/ Regional/ Multilateral

Global/ Region/ Country

 

Grant/ Concessional loan/ Non-concessional loan/ Equity/ Guarantee/ Insurance/ Capacity building/ Technology development and transfer/ Other (specify)

Adaptation/ Mitigation/ Cross-cutting

Energy/ Transport/ Industry/ Agricul-ture/ Forestry/ Water and sanitation/ Cross-cutting/ Other (specify)

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

(1)

The information elements marked with ‘*’ shall be completed as available.

(2)

The information shall be reported per calendar year (X-1).

(a)

Amount shall be reported in domestic currency.

(b)

The OECD-DAC CRS five-digit purpose codes may be used when reporting sub-sectoral information.

(c)

This information is to be provided as reported to the UN or OECD in accordance with any internationally agreed information requirements.

(d)

Additional information shall be provided, such as a link to relevant program documentation or a description of the project.

Template 1: Information on financial support mobilised through public interventions per activity (1) (2) to be used in cases where it is impossible for a Member State to fill in Table 3

Title of activity/program/project or other

 

1.   Channel

 

2.   Recipient

 

3.   Type of public intervention

 

4.   Type of support

 

5.   Sector

 

6.   Amount mobilised (a)

 

7.   Sub-sector * (b)

 

8.   Grant equivalent * (a)(c)

 

9.   Amount of resources used to mobilise the support*

 

10.   Addition information * (d)

 

Notes:

(1)

The information elements marked with ‘*’ shall be completed as available.

(2)

The information shall be reported per calendar year (X-1).

(a)

Amount shall be reported in domestic currency

(b)

The OECD-DAC CRS five-digit purpose codes may be used when reporting sub-sector information.

(c)

This information is to be provided as reported to the UN or OECD in accordance with any internationally agreed information requirements.

(d)

Additional information shall be provided, such as a link to relevant program documentation or a description of the project.


ANNEX IV

Qualitative methodological information pursuant to Article 6(2)

Template 1: Provision of qualitative methodological information as applicable and other information on definitions and methodologies

1.   Climate finance

 

2.   New and additional

 

3.   Developing Country

 

4.   Core/general

 

5.   Climate-specific

 

6.   Financial instruments (e.g. grant, concessional loan, non-concessional loan, equity, guarantee, insurance, other (specify))

 

7.   Funding source (ODA, OOF, other)

 

8.   Status (committed and provided)

 

9.   Support mobilised (e.g. (i) Identifying a clear causal link between a public intervention and mobilized private finance, where the activity would not have moved forward, or moved forward at scale, in the absence of the Party’s intervention; (ii) Providing information on the point of measurement (e.g. point of commitment, point of disbursement) of the private finance mobilized as a result of the public intervention, to the extent possible in relation to the type of instrument or mechanism used for the mobilization; (iii) Providing information on the boundaries used to identify finance as mobilized by public intervention)

 

10.   Sector, sub-sector

 

11.   Type of support (climate mitigation/ climate adaptation/ cross-cutting)

 

12.   Public finance/private finance (e.g. in particular where entities or funds are mixed)

 

13.   Application of Rio Markers (coefficients)

 

14.   Determining grant-equivalent component of support provided and support mobilised when grant-equivalent information has been reported

 

15.   Methodologies used to determine figures on support mobilized

 

16.   How double counting was avoided between the resources reported as committed or provided, and the resources used in accordance with Article 6 of the Paris Agreement by the acquiring Party for use towards the achievement of its Nationally Determined Contribution

 

17.   A description of the systems and processes used to identify, track, and report on support committed, provided and mobilised through public interventions

 

18.   A description of the national systems and institutional arrangements for the provision of information on planned provision of support, including information on planned activities related to public-funded technology transfer projects and capacity-building projects for developing countries under the UNFCCC

 

19.   Information, as available, a description of national systems and institutional arrangements for the provision of technology transfer and capacity building support, including on the underlying assumptions, definitions and methodologies used to provide information on technology transfer and capacity-building support

 

20.   Information on channels and barriers encountered, lessons learned and measures to taken to overcome them

 

21.   Information on how it has been sought to ensure that support committed, provided and mobilised through public interventions is in line with the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement

 

22.   Information on how support committed, provided and mobilised is targeted at helping developing countries in their efforts to meet the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement, including by assisting them in efforts to make financial flows consistent with a pathway towards low-greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development

 

23.   Information on how the information provided reflects a progression from previous levels in the provision of sup-port and mobilisation of finance under the Paris Agreement

 

24.   How it seeks to ensure that support provided and mobilized through public interventions effectively addresses the needs and priorities of developing country Parties for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, as identified in country-driven strategies and instruments, such as biennial transparency reports, NDCs and national adaptation plans

 

25.   Information on actions and plans to mobilise additional climate finance as part of the global effort to mobilise climate finance from a wide variety of sources, including on the relationship between the public intervention to be used and the private finance mobilised

 

26.   Information on reporting on multilateral finance, including: (i) Whether the multilateral finance reported is based on the Party’s inflow contribution to a multilateral institution and/or on the Party’s share in the outflow of the multilateral institution; (ii) Whether and how multilateral finance has been reported as climate-specific and how the climate-specific share was calculated, including by, for example, using existing international standards; (iii) Whether multilateral finance has been reported as core/general, with the understanding that the actual climate finance amount it would transfer into depends on the programming choices of the multilateral institutions; (iv) Whether and how multilateral finance has been attributed to the reporting Party.

 


ANNEX V

Available information on the planned provision of support pursuant to Article 6(3)

Table: Available information on the planned provision of support

Year/ period

Recipient (a)

Title of activity/ program/ project

Projected amount to be provided (b)

Type of support

Technology transfer/ Capacity Building (c)

Additional Information (d)

 

Global/ Region/ Country

 

 

Mitigation/ Adaptation/ Cross-cutting

T/ C/ Both/ N/A

 

Notes:

(a)

Member States shall provide information on the recipient country/region at the preferred level of disaggregation.

(b)

Where possible, Member States shall provide the amount of support to be provided in domestic currency (recommended to provide face-value on a commitment basis).

(c)

Member States shall indicate ‘T’ if the activity contributes to technology development and transfer objectives, ‘C’ if it contributes to capacity building objectives, ‘Both’ if cross-cutting and ‘N/A’ if not applicable.

(d)

Additional information shall be provided, such as a link to relevant program documentation, a description of the project, or available information in accordance with Article 9(5) of the Paris Agreement.

Template 1: Available information on the planned provision of support per activity/program/project to be used in cases where it is impossible for a Member State to fill in Table 1

Title of activity/program/project

 

1.   Year

 

2.   Recipient (a)

 

3.   Projected amount to be provided (b)

 

4.   Type of support

 

5.   Technology transfer/Capacity Building (c)

 

6.   Additional Information (d)

 

Notes:

(a)

Member States shall provide information on the recipient country/region at the preferred level of disaggregation.

(b)

Where possible, Member States shall provide the amount of support to be provided in domestic currency (recommended to provide face-value on a commitment basis).

(c)

Member States shall indicate ‘T’ if the activity contributes to technology development and transfer objectives, ‘C’ if it contributes to capacity building objectives, ‘Both’ if cross-cutting and ‘N/A’ if not applicable.

(d)

Additional information shall be provided, such as a link to relevant program documentation, a description of the project, or available information in accordance with Article 9(5) of the Paris Agreement.

ANNEX VI

Reporting on approximated greenhouse gas inventories pursuant to Article 7

Member State:

 

Reported year ‘t-1’

 

Reporting year ‘t’

 


GREENHOUSE GAS SOURCE AND

CO2 (1)

CH4

N2O

HFCs

PFCs

SF6

Unspecified mix of HFCs and PFCs

NF3

Total

 

ETS

Effort Sharing (3)

SINK CATEGORIES

CO2 equivalent (kt)

 

CO2 equivalent (kt)

Total (net emissions) (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Fuel combustion (sectoral approach)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Energy industries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Manufacturing industries and construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Transport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Other sectors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Fugitive emissions from fuels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Solid fuels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Oil and natural gas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

CO2 transport and storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Industrial processes and product use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Mineral industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Chemical industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Metal industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Non-energy products from fuels and solvent use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Electronic Industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Product uses as ODS substitutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

Other product manufacture and use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Agriculture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Enteric fermentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Manure management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Rice cultivation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Agricultural soils

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Prescribed burning of savannahs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Field burning of agricultural residues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

Liming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Urea application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.

Other carbon-containing fertilizers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Land use, land-use change and forestry (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Forest land

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Cropland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Grassland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Wetlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Settlements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Other land

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

Harvested wood products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Solid waste disposal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Biological treatment of solid waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Incineration and open burning of waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Waste water treatment and discharge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Other (as specified in summary 1.A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memo items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International bunkers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aviation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CO2 emissions from biomass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CO2 captured

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indirect CO2  (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total CO2 equivalent emissions without land use, land-use change and forestry

 

 

 

 

Total CO2 equivalent emissions with land use, land-use change and forestry

 

 

 

 

Total CO2 equivalent emissions, including indirect CO2, without land use, land-use change and forestry

 

 

 

 

Total CO2 equivalent emissions, including indirect CO2, with land use, land-use change and forestry

 

 

 

 

Notes:

(1)

For carbon dioxide (CO2) from land use, land-use change and forestry the net emissions/removals are to be reported. For the purposes of reporting, the signs for removals are always negative (-) and for emissions positive (+).

(2)

For Member States that report indirect CO2, the national totals shall be provided with and without indirect CO2.

(3)

Emissions within the scope of Regulation (EU) 2018/842.

Brief description of the key drivers underpinning the increase or decrease in GHG emissions in x-1 (proxy) compared to x-2 (inventory). If this information is publicly available please include the hyperlink to the relevant website.

Information on the uncertainties associated with the estimations for the LULUCF sector may also be provided.

 


ANNEX VII

Overview of reporting on greenhouse gas inventories pursuant to Article 8(2) (1), (2)

[Article of] This Regulation

Information to be provided in the National Inventory Report (tick)

Information to be provided in a separate annex to NIR (tick)

Reference to chapter in the NIR or in separate annex (specify)

Article 9 Reporting on recalculations

Obligatory

Not applicable

Chapter of the NIR on ‘Recalculations and improvements’

Article 10 Reporting on implementation of recommendations in Table 1 of Annex VIII

Obligatory

Obligatory

Chapter of the NIR on recalculations and improvements

Article 10 Reporting on implementation of recommendations in Table 2 of Annex VIII

Not applicable

Obligatory

 

Article 12(1) Reporting on uncertainty

Not applicable

Obligatory

 

Article 12(2) Reporting on completeness

Obligatory

Not applicable

In the respective table of the CRT and in the respective chapters of the NIR

Article 14(1) Reporting on consistency of reported emissions with data from the emissions trading scheme (Annex XII data)

Not applicable

Obligatory

 

Article 14(2) Reporting on consistency of reported emissions with data from the emissions trading scheme (textual information)

Possible

Possible

If in the NIR: In the relevant sections of the NIR

Article 15 Reporting on consistency of the reported data on air pollutants

Possible

Possible

If in the NIR: Chapter of the NIR on ‘quality assurance, quality control and verification plan’

Article 16 Reporting on consistency of the data reported on fluorinated greenhouse gases

Possible

Possible

If in the NIR: In the relevant sections of the NIR

Article 17 Reporting on consistency with energy statistics

Possible

Possible

If in the NIR: In the relevant sections of the NIR

Article 18 Reporting on changes in descriptions of national inventory systems or registries

Obligatory

Not applicable

In the relevant chapters of the NIR

Notes:

(1)

Information to be submitted by 15 January shall be submitted as draft chapters of the NIR or respective separate annexes.

(2)

The entry ‘possible’ means that Member States shall choose whether to report the information either in the NIR or in a separate annex to the NIR

ANNEX VIII

Reporting on implementation of recommendations pursuant to Article 10

Table 1: Format for reporting information on the status of implementation of each recommendation listed in the most recently published individual UNFCCC review report, including reasons for not having implemented such a recommendation

Year of latest UNFCCC inventory review

CRT category/issue

Review recommendation

Review report/paragraph

Member State response/status of implementation

Reason for non-implementation

Chapter/section in the NIR

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 2: Format for reporting information on the status of implementation of each recommendation, technical correction or revised estimate listed in the most recent review report pursuant to Article 35(2) of Commission Implementing Regulation No 749/2014 or to Article 32 of this Regulation

Year of latest EU-internal inventory review

CRT category/issue

Review recommendation, technical correction or revised estimate

Review report/paragraph

Member State response/status of implementation

Chapter/section in the NIR

 

 

 

 

 


ANNEX IX

Reporting on inventory methods, emission factors and on related methodological descriptions for Union key categories pursuant to Article 11

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

Information to be provided by the Commission

Information to be reported by Member States

Identification of Union key categories

Information related to the Union key categories

 

by 31 October of the year previous to the submission and by 28 February of the current inventory submission

For Union key categories identified in column B, by 15 January and 15 March

For Union key categories identified in column A, by 15 January and 15 March

List of Union key categories (a)

tick to identify key categories where the information on methods and emission factors are not available or reported by Member State in the CRT

tick to identify as a new Union key category compared to the previous Union greenhouse gas inventory

Methods used in the Member State’s latest inventory (b)

Emission factors used in the Member State’s latest inventory (b)

Member State’s summary methodological descriptions in the latest inventory (c)

reference (section number) to the description in the final NIR (c) (g)

tick to identify as a new Union key category compared to the latest Union greenhouse gas inventory (d)

Methods used in the Member State’s latest inventory (b)

Emission factors used in the Member State’s latest inventory (b)

tick to identify if the methods used in the latest inventory (column I) deviate from the methods used in the previous inventory (column D)

tick to identify if the emission factors used in the latest inventory (column J) deviate from the emission factors used in the previous inventory (column E)

Summary methodological descriptions in the latest inventory

tick to identify major changes in methodological descriptions (column M) compared to the previous inventory (column F)

reference (section number) to the description in the final NIR (g)

Notes:

(a)

The categories used in the Union key category analysis shall be specified by the Commission by category code, category title, assessed greenhouse gas and, where applicable, fuel type. For example: 1.A.1.a, Public Electricity and Heat Production, Gaseous Fuels, CO2.

(b)

Notation keys (abreviations) for ‘method applied’ and ‘emission factors’ used in the common reporting tables’ summary sheet on methods and emission factors used.

(c)

Information of the previous year’s description to be included by 31 October 2023, for the first time.

(d)

Column H is to be provided by the Commission.

(e)

Information in column F is to be provided by the Commission by 31 October 2023, for the first time.

(f)

Changes related to information reported in columns I, J, K and L shall only be reported, if applicable, for key categories identified in column B.

(g)

‘Final NIR’ means the latest available complete NIR submitted to the EU.

ANNEX X

Reporting on uncertainty and completeness pursuant to Article 12

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

IPCC category

Gas

Base year emissions or removals

Year x emissions or removals

Activity data uncertainty

Emission factor / estimation parameter uncertainty

Combined uncertainty

Contribution to Variance by Category in Year x

Type A sensitivity

Type B sensitivity

Uncertainty in trend in national emissions introduced by emission factor / estimation parameter uncertainty

Uncertainty in trend in national emissions introduced by activity data uncertainty

Uncertainty introduced into the trend in total national emissions

 

 

Input data

Input data

Input data

Note A

Input data

Note A

Formula

Formula

Note B

Formula

I * F

Note C

Note D

K2 + L2

 

 

Gg CO2 equivalent

Gg CO2 equivalent

%

%

%

 

%

%

%

%

%

E.g., 1.A.1. Energy industries fuel 1

CO2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.g., 1.A.1. Energy industries fuel 2

CO2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

Σ C

Σ D

 

 

 

Σ H

 

 

 

 

Σ M

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage uncertainty in total inventory:

Formula

 

 

 

Trend uncertainty:

Formula

Source:

2006 IPPC guidelines, Volume 1, Table 3.2 Approach 1 uncertainty calculation


ANNEX XI

Reporting on indicators pursuant to Article 13

No

Nomenclature in Eurostat energy efficiency indicators

Indicator

Numerator / denominator (1) (4)

Guidance / definitions (2) (3)

Year X-2

1

TRANSFORMATION B0

Specific CO2 emissions of public and auto-producer power plants, t/TJ

CO2 emissions from public and auto-producer thermal power stations, kt

CO2 emissions from all fossil fuel combustion for gross electricity and heat production by public and auto-producer thermal power and combined heat and power plants. Emissions from heat only plants are not included.

 

All products – output by public and auto-producer thermal power stations, PJ

Gross electricity produced and any heat sold to third parties (combined heat and power plants - CHP) by public and auto-producer thermal power and combined heat and power plants. Output from heat only plants is not included. Public thermal plants generate electricity (and heat) for sale to third parties, as their primary activity. They may be privately or publicly owned. Auto-producer thermal power stations generate electricity (and heat) wholly or partly for their use as an activity, which supports their primary activity. The gross electricity generation is measured at the outlet of the main transformers, i.e. the consumption of electricity in the plant auxiliaries and in transformers is included. (source: energy balance)

 

2

TRANSFORMATION E0

Specific CO2 emissions of auto-producer plants, t/TJ

CO2 emissions from auto-producers, kt

CO2 emissions from all fossil fuel combustion for gross electricity and heat production by auto-producer thermal power and combined heat and power plants.

 

All products output by auto-producer thermal power stations, PJ

Gross electricity produced and any heat sold to third parties (combined heat and power - CHP) by auto-producer thermal power and combined heat and power plants. Auto-producer thermal power stations generate electricity (and heat) wholly or partly for their use as an activity, which supports their primary activity. The gross electricity generation is measured at the outlet of the main transformers, i.e. the consumption of electricity in the plant auxiliaries and in transformers is included (source: energy balance).

 

3

INDUSTRY A1.1

Total CO2 intensity - iron and steel industry, t/million euro

Total CO2 emissions from iron and steel, kt

CO2 emissions from combustion of fossil fuels in manufacture of iron and steel including combustion for the generation of electricity and heat (IPCC source category 1A2a), from the iron and steel production process (IPCC source category 2C1) and from ferroalloys production process (IPCC source category 2C2).

 

Gross value-added - iron and steel industry, billion Euro

Gross value added at constant 2016 prices in manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys (NACE 27.1), manufacture of tubes (NACE 27.2), other first processing of iron and steel (NACE (27.3), casting of iron (NACE 27.51) and casting of steel (NACE 27.52). (source: National Accounts)

 

4

INDUSTRY A1.2

Energy-related CO2 intensity — chemical industry, t/million euro

Energy-related CO2 emissions chemical industries, kt

CO2 emissions from combustion of fossil fuels in manufacture of chemicals and chemical products including combustion for the generation of electricity and heat (IPCC source category 1A2c).

 

gross value added — chemical industry, billion Euro

Gross value added at constant 2016 prices in manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (NACE 24) (source: National Accounts)

 

5

INDUSTRY A1.3

Energy-related CO2 intensity — glass, pottery and building materials industry, t/million euro

Energy-related CO2 emissions glass, pottery and building materials, kt

CO2 emissions from combustion of fossil fuels in manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (NACE 26) including combustion for the generation of electricity and heat.

 

gross value added — glass, pottery and buildings material industry, billion Euro

Gross value added at constant 2016 prices in manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (NACE 26) (source: National Accounts)

 

6

INDUSTRY A1.4

Energy-related CO2 intensity — food, drink and tobacco industry, t/million euro

Energy-related CO2 emissions from food, drink and tobacco industry, kt

CO2 emissions from combustion of fossil fuels in manufacture of food products and beverages and tobacco products including combustion for the generation of electricity and heat (IPCC source category 1A2e).

 

gross value-added — food, drink and tobacco industry, billion Euro

Gross value added at constant 2016 prices in manufacture of food products and beverages (NACE 15) and tobacco products (NACE 16) (source: National Accounts)

 

7

INDUSTRY A1.5

Energy-related CO2 intensity — paper and printing industry, t/million euro

Energy-related CO2 emissions paper and printing, kt

CO2 emissions from combustion of fossil fuels in manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products and publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media including emissions from combustion for the generation of electricity and heat (IPCC source category 1A2d)

 

Gross value-added — paper and printing industry, billion Euro

Gross value added at constant 2016 prices in manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products (NACE 21) and publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media (NACE 22) (source: National Accounts)

 

8

HOUSEHOLDS A0

Specific CO2 emissions of households for space heating, kg/m2

CO2 emissions of households for space heating, kt

CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion for space heating in households.

 

surface area of permanently occupied dwellings, million m2

Total surface area of permanently occupied dwellings

 

9

SERVICES B0

Specific CO2 emissions of commercial and institutional sector for space heating, kg/m2

CO2 emissions from space heating in commercial and institutional, kt

CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion for space heating in commercial and institutional buildings in the public and private sectors.

 

Surface area of services buildings, million m2

Total surface area of services buildings (NACE 41, 50, 51, 52, 55, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 80, 85, 90, 91, 92, 93, 99)

 

10

TRANSPORT B0

Specific diesel related CO2 emissions of passenger cars, g/km

CO2 emissions of diesel-driven passenger cars, kt

CO2 emissions from the combustion of diesel for all transport activity with passenger cars (IPCC source category 1A3bi only diesel)

 

Number of kilometres of diesel-driven passenger cars, billion km

Number of vehicle kilometres of total diesel-driven passenger cars licensed to use roads open to public traffic. (source: transport statistics)

 

11

TRANSPORT B0

Specific petrol related CO2 emissions of passenger cars, g/km

CO2 emissions of petrol-driven passenger cars, kt

CO2 emissions from the combustion of petrol for all transport activity with passenger cars (IPCC source category 1A3bi only petrol)

 

Number of kilometres of petrol-driven passenger cars, billion km

Number of vehicle kilometres of total petrol-driven passenger cars licensed to use roads open to public traffic. (source: transport statistics)

 

Notation: x = reporting year

Notes:

(1)

Member States shall report numerator and denominator, if not included in the CRT.

(2)

Member States shall follow this guidance. If they cannot follow exactly this guidance or if numerator and denominator are not entirely consistent, Member States shall clearly indicate this.

(3)

The references to IPCC source categories refer to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.

(4)

One billion means one thousand millions.

ANNEX XII

Reporting on consistency of reported emissions with data from the EU Emissions Trading System pursuant to Article 14

Allocation of verified emissions reported by installations and operators under Directive 2003/87/EC to source categories of the national greenhouse gas inventory

Member State

Reporting year:

Basis for data: verified ETS emissions and greenhouse gas emissions as reported in inventory submission for the year X-2


 

Total emissions (CO2-eq)

 

Greenhouse gas inventory emissions [kt CO2eq] (3)

Verified emissions under Directive 2003/87/EC [kt CO2eq] (3)

Ratio in % (Verified emissions/inventory emissions) (3)

Comment (2)

Greenhouse gas emissions (for GHG inventory: total GHG emissions, including indirect CO2 emissions if reported, without LULUCF, and excluding emissions from domestic aviation; for Directive 2003/87/EC: GHG emissions from stationary installations under Article 2(1) of Directive 2003/87/EC)

 

 

 

 

CO2 emissions (for GHG inventory: total CO2 emissions, including indirect CO2 emissions if reported, without LULUCF,, and excluding CO2 emissions from domestic aviation; for Directive 2003/87/EC: CO2 emissions from stationary installations under Article 2(1) of Directive 2003/87/EC)

 

 

 

 


Category (1)

CO2 emissions

Greenhouse gas inventory emissions [kt] (3)

Verified emissions under Directive 2003/87/EC [kt] (3)

Ratio in % (Verified emissions/inventory emissions) (3)

Comment (2)

1.A

Fuel combustion activities, total

 

 

 

 

1.A

Fuel combustion activities, stationary combustion

 

 

 

 

1.A.1

Energy industries

 

 

 

 

1.A.1.a

Public electricity and heat production

 

 

 

 

1.A.1.b

Petroleum refining

 

 

 

 

1.A.1.c

Manufacture of solid fuels and other energy industries

 

 

 

 

Iron and steel (for GHG inventory combined CRT categories 1.A.2.a+ 2.C.1 + 1.A.1.c and other relevant CRT categories that include emissions from iron and steel (e.g. 1A1a, 1B1) (4))

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.

Manufacturing industries and construction

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.a

Iron and steel

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.b

Non-ferrous metals

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.c

Chemicals

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.d

Pulp, paper and print

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.e

Food processing, beverages and tobacco

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.f

Non-metallic minerals

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.g

Other

 

 

 

 

1.A.3.

Transport

 

 

 

 

1.A.3.e

Other transportation (pipeline transport)

 

 

 

 

1.A.4

Other sectors

 

 

 

 

1.A.4.a

Commercial/Institutional

 

 

 

 

1.A.4.c

Agriculture/Forestry/Fisheries

 

 

 

 

1.B

Fugitive emissions from Fuels

 

 

 

 

1.C

CO2 Transport and storage

 

 

 

 

1.C.1

Transport of CO2

 

 

 

 

1.C.2

Injection and storage

 

 

 

 

1.C.3

Other

 

 

 

 

2.A

Mineral products

 

 

 

 

2.A.1

Cement production

 

 

 

 

2.A.2

Lime production

 

 

 

 

2.A.3

Glass production

 

 

 

 

2.A.4

Other process uses of carbonates

 

 

 

 

2.B

Chemical industry

 

 

 

 

2.B.1

Ammonia production

 

 

 

 

2.B.3

Adipic acid production (CO2)

 

 

 

 

2.B.4

Caprolactam, glyoxal and glyoxylic acid production

 

 

 

 

2.B.5

Carbide production

 

 

 

 

2.B.6

Titanium dioxide production

 

 

 

 

2.B.7

Soda ash production

 

 

 

 

2.B.8

Petrochemical and carbon black production

 

 

 

 

2.C

Metal production

 

 

 

 

2.C.1

Iron and steel production

 

 

 

 

2.C.2

Ferroalloys production

 

 

 

 

2.C.3

Aluminium production

 

 

 

 

2.C.4

Magnesium production

 

 

 

 

2.C.5

Lead production

 

 

 

 

2.C.6

Zinc production

 

 

 

 

2.C.7

Other metal production

 

 

 

 


Category (1)

N2O emissions

Greenhouse gas inventory emissions [kt CO2eq] (3)

Verified emissions under Directive 2003/87/EC [kt CO2eq] (3)

Ratio in % (Verified emissions/inventory emissions) (3)

Comment (2)

2.B.2

Nitric acid production

 

 

 

 

2.B.3

Adipic acid production

 

 

 

 

2.B.4

Caprolactam, glyoxal and glyoxylic acid production

 

 

 

 


Category (1)

PFC emissions

Greenhouse gas inventory emissions [kt CO2eq] (3)

Verified emissions under Directive 2003/87/EC [kt CO2eq] (3)

Ratio in % (Verified emissions/inventory emissions) (3)

Comment (2)

2.C.3

Aluminium production

 

 

 

 

Notation: x = reporting year

Notes:

(1)

The allocation of verified emissions to disaggregated inventory categories at four digit level must be reported where such allocation of verified emissions is possible and emissions occur. The following notation keys should be used:

NO = not occurring; IE = included elsewhere; C = confidential;

Negligible = small amount of verified emissions may occur in respective CRT category, but amount is < 5 % of the category.

(2)

The column comment should be used to give a brief summary of the checks performed and if a Member State wants to provide additional explanations with regard to the allocation reported.

(3)

Data to be reported up to one decimal point for kt and % values.

(4)

To be filled on the basis of combined CRT categories pertaining to ‘Iron and Steel’, to be determined individually by each Member State; the stated formula is for illustration purposes only.

ANNEX XIII

Reporting on consistency of the reported data on air pollutants pursuant to Article 15

EMISSION CATEGORIES

Emissions for pollutant X reported in greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory (in kt) (3)

Emissions for pollutant X reported under Directive 2016/2284 (NEC), submission version X (in kt) (3)

Absolute difference in kt (1) (3)

Relative difference in % (2) (3)

Explanations for differences

National Total (excluding LULUCF)

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Energy

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Fuel combustion (sectoral approach)

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Energy industries

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Manufacturing industries and construction

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Transport

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Other sectors

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Fugitive emissions from fuels

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Solid fuels

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Oil and natural gas and other emissions from energy production

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Industrial processes and product use

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Mineral industry

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Chemical industry

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Metal industry

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Non-energy products from fuels and solvent use

 

 

 

 

 

G.

Other product manufacture and use

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Agriculture

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Manure management

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Agricultural soils

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Field burning of agricultural residues

 

 

 

 

 

J.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Waste

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Solid waste disposal

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Biological treatment of solid waste

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Incineration and open burning of waste

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Wastewater treatment and discharge

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

(1)

Emissions reported in GHG inventory minus emissions reported in NEC inventory

(2)

Difference in kt divided by emissions reported in GHG inventory

(3)

Data to be reported up to one decimal point for kt and % values

ANNEX XIV

Reporting on consistency with energy statistics pursuant to Article 17(2)

FUEL TYPES

Apparent consumption reported in GHG inventory

(TJ) (3)

Apparent consumption using data reported pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008

(TJ) (3)

Absolute difference (1)

(TJ) (3)

Relative difference (2)

% (3)

Explanations for differences

Liquid fossil

Primary fuels

Crude oil

 

 

 

 

 

Orimulsion

 

 

 

 

 

Natural gas liquids

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary fuels

Gasoline

 

 

 

 

 

Jet kerosene

 

 

 

 

 

Other kerosene

 

 

 

 

 

Shale oil

 

 

 

 

 

Gas/diesel oil

 

 

 

 

 

Residual fuel oil

 

 

 

 

 

Liquefied petroleum gases (LPG)

 

 

 

 

 

Ethane

 

 

 

 

 

Naphtha

 

 

 

 

 

Bitumen

 

 

 

 

 

Lubricants

 

 

 

 

 

Petroleum coke

 

 

 

 

 

Refinery feedstocks

 

 

 

 

 

Other oil

 

 

 

 

 

Other liquid fossil

 

 

 

 

 

Liquid fossil totals

 

 

 

 

 

Solid fossil

Primary fuels

Anthracite

 

 

 

 

 

Coking coal

 

 

 

 

 

Other bituminous coal

 

 

 

 

 

Sub-bituminous coal

 

 

 

 

 

Lignite

 

 

 

 

 

Oil shale and tar sand

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary fuels

BKB and patent fuel

 

 

 

 

 

Coke oven/gas coke

 

 

 

 

 

Coal tar

 

 

 

 

 

Other solid fossil

 

 

 

 

 

Solid fossil totals

 

 

 

 

 

Gaseous fossil

Natural gas (dry)

 

 

 

 

 

Other gaseous fossil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaseous fossil totals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waste (non-biomass fraction)

 

 

 

 

 

Other fossil fuels

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

(1)

Apparent consumption reported in GHG inventory minus apparent consumption using data reported pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008

(2)

Absolute difference divided by apparent consumption reported in GHG inventory

(3)

Data to be reported up to one decimal point for TJ and % values

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Reporting on greenhouse gas emissions covered by Regulation (EU) 2018/842 pursuant to Article 19 (1)

A

 

X-2

X-3 (2)

X-4 (3)

X-5 (4)

X-6 (5)

B

Greenhouse gas emissions

kt CO2eq

kt CO2eq

kt CO2eq

kt CO2eq

kt CO2eq

C

Total greenhouse gas emissions without LULUCF (6)

 

 

 

 

 

D

Total verified emissions from stationary installations under Directive 2003/87/EC (7)

 

 

 

 

 

E

CO2 emissions from 1.A.3.a civil aviation

 

 

 

 

 

F

Total ESR emissions (= C-D-E)

 

 

 

 

 

G

Annual Emission Allocation for year X-2 as defined in the Implementing Act pursuant to Art. 4(3) of Regulation (EU) 2018/842

 

 

 

 

 

H

Difference between AEA allocation and reported total ESR emissions (= G-F)

 

 

 

 

 

Notation: x = reporting year

Notes:

(1)

Reporting is obligatory in the years 2027 and 2032; reporting is optional in the years 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2028, 2029, 2030 and 2031.

(2)

Reporting on emissions of year X-3 is not applicable in the years 2023 and 2028.

(3)

Reporting on emissions of year X-4 is not applicable in the years 2023, 2024, 2028 and 2029.

(4)

Reporting on emissions of year X-5 is not applicable in the years 2023, 2024, 2025, 2028, 2029 and 2030.

(5)

Reporting on emissions of year X-6 is not applicable in the years 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2028, 2029, 2030 and 2031.

(6)

Total greenhouse gas emissions for the geographical scope of the Union, including indirect CO2 emissions if reported, and consistent with total greenhouse gas emissions without LULUCF as reported in the respective summary table of the CRT for the same year.

(7)

In accordance with the scope defined in Article 2(1) of Directive2003/87/EC of activities listed in Annex I to that Directive other than aviation activities. The data reported here shall be consistent with verified emissions as accounted for in the EU transaction log referred to in Article 20 of Directive 2003/87/EC five working days before the due date for the submission of this Annex.

ANNEX XVI

Reporting on summary information on concluded transfers in accordance with Regulation 2018/841 pursuant to Article 20

Information on transfers concluded in the year X-1 (1)

Part 1: Overview of transfers concluded in the year X-1

Number of transfers

 

Total amount sold by the reporting Member State in the year X-1 (t CO2eq)

 

Total amount acquired by the reporting Member State in the year X-1 (t CO2eq)

 

Part 2: Information related to specific transfers

Transfer 1 (2)

 

Transferred quantity (t CO2eq)

 

Affected accounting period (3)

 

Transferring Member State

 

Acquiring Member State

 

Price per t CO2eq

 

Date of the transfer agreement

 

Year of the expected transaction in the registry

 

Other information (such as related mitigation projects or programmes)

 

Notation X = reporting year

Notes:

(1)

Exceptionally, reporting in the first reporting year 2023 should cover also all transfers under Regulation (EU) 2018/841 concluded before 2022.

(2)

Replicate for the number of transfers that occurred in the year X-1.

(3)

Please select the 2021-2025 accounting period or the 2026-2030 accounting period.

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Reporting on summary information on concluded transfers in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/842 pursuant to Article 21

Table 1: Reporting on summary information on concluded transfers in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/842 pursuant to Article 21(1)

Information on transfers concluded in the year X-1 (1)

Part 1: Overview of transfers concluded in the year X-1

 

Number of transfers

 

 

Total quantity of Annual Emission Allocation Units (AEAs) sold by the reporting Member State in the year X-1

 

 

Total quantity of Annual Emission Allocation Units (AEAs) bought by the reporting Member State in the year X-1

 

Part 2: Information related to specific transfers

 

Transfer 1 (2)

 

Quantity of Annual Emission Allocation units (AEAs)

 

 

Source year (3) of the transferred AEAs (4)

 

 

Transferring Member State

 

 

Acquiring Member State

 

 

Price per AEA

 

 

Date of the transfer agreement

 

 

Year of the expected transaction in the registry

 

 

Other information (such as related mitigation projects or programmes)

 

Notation: X = reporting year

Notes:

(1)

A concluded transfer means a concluded agreement to transfer Annual Emission Allocations between two or more Member States.

Exceptionally, reporting in the first reporting year 2023 should cover also all transfers under Regulation (EU) 2018/842 concluded before 2022.

(2)

Replicate part 2 for the number of transfers that were concluded in the year X-1 and not yet previously reported pursuant to Article 26(3).

(3)

The year of the debited compliance account of the transferring Member State.

(4)

The source year is only to be reported in the report of a transferring Member State. Acquiring Member States reporting on concluded transfers do not need to report the source year.

Table 2: Reporting on summary information on concluded transfers in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/842 pursuant to Article 21(2) (*1)

Information on transfers concluded since 1st January of the year X respectively since the previous monthly report submitted pursuant to Article 21(2)

Part 1: Overview of transfers concluded during the period covered by the report

 

Number of transfers

 

Part 2: Information related to specific transfers during the period covered by the report

 

Transfer 1 (1)

 

Quantity of Annual Emission Allocation units (AEAs)

 

 

Source year (2) of the transferred AEAs (3)

 

 

Transferring Member State

 

 

Acquiring Member State

 

 

 

 

 

Date of the transfer agreement

 

 

Year of the expected transaction in the registry

 

 

Other information (such as related mitigation projects or programmes)

 

Notation: x = reporting year

Notes:

(1)

Replicate part 2 for the number of transfers that were concluded since 1st January of the year X, respectively since the previous monthly report submitted.

(2)

The year of the debited compliance account of the transferring Member State.

(3)

The source year is only to be reported in the report of a transferring Member State. Acquiring Member States reporting on concluded transfers do not need to report the source year.

(*1)  Specific transfers reported by Member States pursuant to Article 21(2) of this Regulation need not be reported in Part 2 of this Table for the following year.


ANNEX XVIII