Monitoring, reporting and verification of EU ETS emissions in 2013–2020

The rules for the annual procedure of monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) and the accreditation of verifiers are set out in two Commission Regulations.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has issued a decree on monitoring, reporting and verification by virtue of the Emissions Trading Act (311/2011).

The Energy Authority is Finland’s national emissions trading authority. The emissions trading authority grants emission permits, maintains the Emissions Trading Registry, monitors compliance with obligations under the EU ETS and approves the verifiers.

Information regarding any planned or effective changes to the capacity, activity level and operation of an installation must be verified and reported to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. Similarly, information must be verified when a new operator applies for free allocation of emission allowances.

The following decrees have been issued under Emissions Trading Act (311/2011) regarding the verification of information submitted for the free allocation of allowances:

  • Government decree on the reporting and verification of information regarding changes to the capacity, activity level and operation of an installation during the emissions trading periods 2013–2020 (591/2012, in Finnish)
  • Decree of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment on new operators during the emissions trading period 2013—2020 (598/2012, in Finnish)

Further information: tarja.virkkunen(at)tem.fi