The total number of international credits exchanged amounts to 479.6 million since the exchange function became operational in March 2014. This is an increase of around 27.4 million credits compared to the number of international credits exchanged published in June 2019.
Since 31 March 2015, only credits issued in relation to emissions reductions during the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (so-called "CP2-credits") can be exchanged in the EU Emissions Trading System.
A total of 94.2 million CP2 credits (Certified Emission Reductions - CERs) have been exchanged since March 2014.
More information on the number and type of credits exchanged by 30 April 2020, by country of origin, project and commitment period, is available.
The final information on exchange and use of the international credits will be published in May 2021.
In Phase 4, the Union has a domestic emissions reduction target and will not allow the use of international credits for the EU ETS in 2021.
- Publication date
- 8 May 2020
- Directorate-General for Climate Action