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Document 32017D1471

Commission Decision (EU) 2017/1471 of 10 August 2017 amending Decision 2013/162/EU to revise Member States' annual emission allocations for the period from 2017 to 2020 (notified under document C(2017) 5556)

C/2017/5556

OJ L 209, 12.8.2017, p. 53–55 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2017/1471/oj

12.8.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 209/53


COMMISSION DECISION (EU) 2017/1471

of 10 August 2017

amending Decision 2013/162/EU to revise Member States' annual emission allocations for the period from 2017 to 2020

(notified under document C(2017) 5556)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Decision No 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Community's greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments up to 2020 (1), and in particular the fourth subparagraph of Article 3(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2013/162/EU (2) determines Member States' annual emission allocations (AEAs) for the period from 2013 to 2020 using the data from Member States' greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories determined in accordance with the 1996 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, available at the time of its adoption.

(2)

After the adoption of Decision 2013/162/EU, Article 6 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 666/2014 (3) required Member States to report greenhouse gas inventories determined in accordance with the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reporting guidelines on annual inventories as set out in Decision 24/CP.19 of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC.

(3)

Article 27 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (4) requires the Commission to examine the impact of the use of the 2006 IPCC guidelines, or of changes to UNFCCC methodologies used, on the Member State's total greenhouse gas emissions relevant for Article 3 of Decision No 406/2009/EC by December 2016, with a view to ensuring consistency between the methodologies used for the determination of the AEAs and the annual reporting by Member States after the date of that examination.

(4)

In accordance with Article 27 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 and based on the GHG inventory data as reviewed under Article 19 of that Regulation, the Commission examined the impact of the use of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines, and of changes to UNFCCC methodologies used, on Member State's GHG inventories. The difference in the total greenhouse gas emissions relevant for Article 3 of Decision No 406/2009/EC exceeds 1 % for most Member States. In the light of this examination, all Member States' annual emission allocations for the years 2017 to 2020 contained in Annex II to Decision 2013/162/EU should be revised in order to take into account the updated inventory data reported and reviewed pursuant to Article 19 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 in 2016. Such revision should be done using the same methodology as the one used for determining the annual emission allocations by Decision 2013/162/EU.

(5)

The revision of AEAs should be limited to those that were allocated for the years 2017 to 2020, since for greenhouse gas emissions for the years 2013 to 2016 Member States can no longer change their policies and measures. However, in the interests of clarity the whole Annex II to Decision 2013/162/EU should be replaced, while keeping the AEAs for the years 2013 to 2016 unchanged.

(6)

Article 2 of Decision 2013/162/EU refers to global warming potential values from the 4th IPCC Assessment Report as adopted by Decision 15/CP.17 of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC. In the meanwhile the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC adopted a new Decision 24/CP.19 recalling Decision 15/CP.17 and confirming the values from the 4th IPCC Assessment Report. Article 7 of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 666/2014 requires Member States and the Commission to use the global warming potentials listed in Annex III to Decision 24/CP.19 for the purpose of determining and reporting greenhouse gas inventories pursuant to paragraphs 1 to 5 of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013. In the interests of clarity the reference to Decision 15/CP.17 in Article 2 of Decision 2013/162/EU should therefore be replaced by a reference to Decision 24/CP.19.

(7)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2013/162/EU is amended as follows:

(1)

In Article 2, ‘Decision 15/CP.17’ is replaced by ‘Decision 24/CP.19’;

(2)

Annex II is replaced by the text in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 10 August 2017.

For the Commission

Miguel ARIAS CAÑETE

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 140, 5.6.2009, p. 136.

(2)  Commission Decision 2013/162/EU of 26 March 2013 on determining Member States' annual emission allocations for the period from 2013 to 2020 pursuant to Decision No 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 90, 28.3.2013, p. 106).

(3)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 666/2014 of 12 March 2014 establishing substantive requirements for a Union inventory system and taking into account changes in the global warming potentials and internationally agreed inventory guidelines pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 179, 19.6.2014, p. 26).

(4)  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).


ANNEX

ANNEX II

Member States Annual Emissions Allocation for the year 2013 to 2020 calculated applying global warming potential values from the fourth IPCC assessment report

Member State

Annual Emission Allocation

(tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent)

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Belgium

82 376 327

80 774 027

79 171 726

77 569 425

76 190 376

74 703 759

73 217 143

71 730 526

Bulgaria

28 661 817

28 897 235

29 132 652

29 368 070

27 481 112

27 670 637

27 860 163

28 049 688

Czech Republic

65 452 506

66 137 845

66 823 185

67 508 524

67 971 770

68 581 207

69 190 644

69 800 080

Denmark

36 829 163

35 925 171

35 021 179

34 117 187

34 775 642

33 871 444

32 967 246

32 063 048

Germany

495 725 112

488 602 056

481 479 000

474 355 944

453 842 854

446 270 289

438 697 724

431 125 160

Estonia

6 296 988

6 321 312

6 345 636

6 369 960

5 928 965

5 960 550

5 992 135

6 023 720

Ireland

47 226 256

46 089 109

44 951 963

43 814 816

41 194 830

40 110 780

39 026 731

37 942 682

Greece

61 003 810

61 293 018

61 582 226

61 871 434

61 029 668

61 298 009

61 566 349

61 834 690

Spain

235 551 490

233 489 390

231 427 291

229 365 191

225 664 376

223 560 157

221 455 939

219 351 720

France

408 762 813

403 877 606

398 580 044

393 282 481

371 789 603

366 284 473

360 779 342

355 274 211

Croatia

21 196 005

21 358 410

21 520 815

21 683 221

20 147 020

20 330 287

20 513 553

20 696 819

Italy

317 768 849

315 628 134

313 487 419

311 346 703

307 153 729

304 562 057

301 970 385

299 378 714

Cyprus

5 919 071

5 922 555

5 926 039

5 929 524

4 196 633

4 122 837

4 049 042

3 975 247

Latvia

9 279 248

9 370 072

9 460 897

9 551 721

9 747 135

9 834 273

9 921 411

10 008 549

Lithuania

17 153 997

17 437 556

17 721 116

18 004 675

18 033 267

18 327 321

18 621 376

18 915 430

Luxembourg

9 814 716

9 610 393

9 406 070

9 201 747

8 992 800

8 780 781

8 568 762

8 356 742

Hungary

50 796 264

51 906 630

53 016 996

54 127 362

50 432 363

51 347 175

52 261 987

53 176 800

Malta

1 168 514

1 166 788

1 165 061

1 163 334

1 174 524

1 173 666

1 172 808

1 171 950

Netherlands

125 086 859

122 775 394

120 463 928

118 152 462

116 032 216

113 763 728

111 495 240

109 226 752

Austria

54 643 228

54 060 177

53 477 125

52 894 074

51 372 672

50 751 430

50 130 188

49 508 946

Poland

204 579 390

205 621 337

206 663 283

207 705 229

210 107 929

211 642 729

213 177 529

214 712 329

Portugal

49 874 317

50 139 847

50 405 377

50 670 907

48 431 756

48 811 632

49 191 508

49 571 384

Romania

83 080 513

84 765 858

86 451 202

88 136 547

90 958 677

92 739 954

94 521 231

96 302 508

Slovenia

12 278 677

12 309 309

12 339 941

12 370 573

12 161 170

12 196 719

12 232 267

12 267 816

Slovakia

25 877 815

26 203 808

26 529 801

26 855 793

26 759 746

27 028 129

27 296 513

27 564 896

Finland

33 497 046

32 977 333

32 457 619

31 937 905

31 771 327

31 185 203

30 599 079

30 012 956

Sweden

43 386 459

42 715 001

42 043 544

41 372 087

39 377 620

38 772 710

38 167 800

37 562 890

United Kingdom

358 980 526

354 455 751

349 930 975

345 406 200

360 630 247

357 464 952

354 299 657

351 134 362


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