30.8.2023   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 213/1


COMMISSION DECISION (EU) 2023/1665

of 28 August 2023

correcting Decision (EU) 2023/1409 instructing the Central Administrator of the Union Registry to return to the Member States and the United Kingdom the Union surplus at the end of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Decision (EU) 2015/1339 of 13 July 2015 on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the joint fulfilment of commitments thereunder (1), and in particular Article 4 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

After the adoption of the Commission Decision (EU) 2023/1409 (2), the Commission identified an error in the calculation of the net Union surplus.

(2)

In order to ensure legal certainty, it is necessary to correct the above-mentioned Commission Decision and replace the Annex thereto, as regards the total amount of Union surplus and Member States’ allocated Union surplus.

(3)

After transferring the share of proceeds to the Adaptation Fund, there is a net Union surplus in the Union Registry of 2 156 103 762 assigned amount units as opposed to 2 215 147 885 referred to in the above-mentioned Commission Decision of 4 July 2023. These units should be returned to the Member States and the United Kingdom (3) in accordance with the rules set out in Article 4(2) of Decision (EU) 2015/1339.

(4)

This Decision should enter into force on the day of its publication so that the Union surplus is returned to the Member States before 9 September 2023, the date when the additional period for fulfilling commitments under the Kyoto Protocol comes to its end,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

The Annex to the Decision (EU) 2023/1409 is replaced by the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 28 August 2023.

For the Commission

Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ

Executive Vice-President


(1)   OJ L 207, 4.8.2015, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Decision (EU) 2023/1409 of 4 July 2023 instructing the Central Administrator of the Union Registry to return to the Member States and the United Kingdom the Union surplus at the end of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (OJ L 170, 5.7.2023, p. 100).

(3)   OJ C 384 I, 12.11.2019, p. 59.


ANNEX

The Annex to Decision (EU) 2023/1409 is amended as follows:

Member States and United Kingdom

Allocated Union surplus assigned amount units

Belgium

20 450 588

Bulgaria

126 141 099

Czechia

133 267 103

Denmark

13 136 942

Germany

195 195 443

Estonia

50 771 706

Ireland

11 354 436

Greece

15 894 130

Spain

58 409 926

France

99 661 294

Croatia

7 182 633

Italy

79 680 094

Cyprus

1 568 619

Latvia

40 100 861

Lithuania

70 430 898

Luxembourg

2 406 891

Hungary

107 256 218

Malta

307 434

Netherlands

30 412 409

Austria

13 412 151

Poland

298 687 162

Portugal

13 296 395

Romania

490 413 095

Slovenia

3 286 845

Slovakia

75 013 997

Finland

8 658 264

Sweden

13 218 840

United Kingdom

176 488 289

Total

2 156 103 762