Monitoring, reporting and verification

The rules for the 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 issues national decrees on monitoring, reporting and verification.

Installations covered by the emissions trading system must hold a greenhouse gas emissions permit granted by the competent authority and have an emissions monitoring plan. The Energy Authority is the national emissions trading authority in Finland. The permit involves requirements to monitor and report emissions and an obligation to surrender each year to the Energy Authority allowances that are equal to the installation’s emissions during the preceding calendar year. Each emission allowance gives the holder the right to emit one tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2). 

Information related to emissions and free allocation must be verified by a third-party verifier. 

Inquiries: eleonoora.eilitta(at), valtteri.harmala(at)