Directive 2003/87 - Scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the EC

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Current status

This directive has been published on October 25, 2003, entered into force on the same day and should have been implemented in national regulation on December 31, 2003 at the latest.

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Key information

official title

Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC
 
Legal instrument Directive
Number legal act Directive 2003/87
Original proposal COM(2001)581 EN
CELEX number i 32003L0087

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Key dates

Document 13-10-2003
Publication in Official Journal 25-10-2003; Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 15 Volume 007,Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 15 Volume 007,Special edition in Czech: Chapter 15 Volume 007,Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 15 Volume 010,OJ L 275, 25.10.2003,Special edition in Hungarian: Chapter 15 Volume 007,Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 15 Volume 007,Special edition in Slovenian: Chapter 15 Volume 007,Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 15 Volume 010,Special edition in Polish: Chapter 15 Volume 007,Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 15 Volume 007,Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 15 Volume 007,Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 15 Volume 009
Effect 25-10-2003; Entry into force Date pub. See Art 32
End of validity 31-12-9999
Transposition 31-12-2003; At the latest See Art 31.1

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Legislative text

25.10.2003   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 275/32

 

DIRECTIVE 2003/87/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 13 October 2003

establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 175(1) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission (1),

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (2),

Having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions (3),

Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty (4),

Whereas:

 

(1)

The Green Paper on greenhouse gas emissions trading within the European Union launched a debate across Europe on the suitability and possible functioning of greenhouse gas emissions trading within the European Union. The European Climate Change Programme has considered Community policies and measures through a multi-stakeholder process, including a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community (the Community scheme) based on the Green Paper. In its Conclusions of 8 March 2001, the Council recognised the particular importance of the European Climate Change Programme and of work based on the Green Paper, and underlined the urgent need for concrete action at Community level.

 

(2)

The Sixth Community Environment Action Programme established by Decision No 1600/2002/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (5) identifies climate change as a priority for action and provides for the establishment of a Community-wide emissions trading scheme by 2005. That Programme recognises that the Community is committed to achieving an 8 % reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases by 2008 to 2012 compared to 1990 levels, and that, in the longer-term, global emissions of greenhouse gases will need to be reduced by approximately 70 % compared to 1990 levels.

 

(3)

The ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which was approved by Council Decision 94/69/EC of 15 December 1993 concerning the conclusion of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (6), is to achieve stabilisation of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level which prevents dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.

 

(4)

Once it enters into force, the Kyoto Protocol, which was approved by Council Decision 2002/358/EC of 25 April 2002 concerning the approval, on behalf of the European Community, of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the joint fulfilment of commitments thereunder (7), will commit the Community and its Member States to reducing their aggregate anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases listed in Annex A to the Protocol by 8 % compared to 1990 levels in the period 2008 to 2012.

 

(5)

The Community and its Member States have agreed to fulfil their commitments to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol jointly, in accordance with Decision 2002/358/EC. This Directive aims to contribute to fulfilling the commitments of the European Community and its Member States more effectively, through an efficient European market in greenhouse gas emission allowances, with the least possible diminution of economic development and employment.

 

(6)

Council Decision 93/389/EEC of 24 June 1993 for a monitoring mechanism of Community CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions (8), established a mechanism for monitoring greenhouse gas emissions and evaluating progress towards meeting commitments in respect of these emissions. This mechanism will assist Member States in...


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