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Public consultation on the Revision of Decision 280/2004/EC (Monitoring Mechanism Decision)


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Target audience

Please find information in Target group(s) section.

Why we are consulting


Public consultation on the Revision of Decision 280/2004/EC (Monitoring Mechanism Decision)

Policy field(s)

Climate change

Target group(s)

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation.

Period of consultation

From 07 March 2011 to 29 April 2011

Objective of the consultation

The EU's system for reporting on greenhouse gas emissions and implementing the UN Kyoto Protocol is regulated by two pieces of legislation - the Monitoring Mechanism Decision - No 280/2004/EC and Implementing Decision 2005/166/EC. More precisely these Decisions cover:

  • the mechanism for reporting on greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity and on removal of greenhouse gases by sinks
  • information on national programmes to reduce emissions, greenhouse gas emission projections, and policies and measures in accordance with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

However, they do not cover monitoring and reporting under the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).

Analysis of the current monitoring mechanism suggests that it needs to be improved and aligned with recent EU legislation (adopted as part of the climate and energy package) and recent UNFCCC decisions.

This consultation questionnaire is part of the impact assessment for an upcoming Commission proposal to revise the Monitoring Mechanism Decision. The objective is to obtain the views of individuals, organisations, and public authorities on the relevance and possible impact of this proposal.

The consultation will be open, online, for 8 weeks, after which we will assess the replies and take them into consideration in finalising the draft legislation. The results of the consultation will also be published online.

How to submit your contribution

In the interests of transparency, the Commission asks organisations who wish to submit comments in the context of public consultations to provide the Commission and the public at large with information about whom and what they represent by registering in the Register of Interest representatives and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If an organisation decides not to provide this information, it is the Commission's stated policy to list the contribution as part of the individual contributions. (Consultation Standards, see COM (2002) 704, and Communication on ETI Follow-up, see COM (2007) 127 of 21/03/2007)

If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to Register now. Then return to this page to submit your contribution as a Registered organisation.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

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Contact details

Responsible service: Directorate-General Climate Action - Unit A3 - Monitoring, Reporting, Verification

E-mail: CLIMA-MMREVISIONatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (CLIMA-MMREVISION[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Postal address:

European Commission
Directorate-General Climate Action
Unit A3 - Monitoring, Reporting, Verification
B-1049 Bruxelles
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In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps
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