Integration of Croatia into the EU ETS for aviation
Since 1 January 2014 Croatia is fully integrated into the aviation part of the Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Between 1 July 2013, when Croatia acceded to the European Union, and 31 December 2013 only the reporting obligations of the EU ETS applied.
Operators of flights within Croatia and between Croatia and non-EEA countries need to surrender emission allowances only for flights carried out from 1 January 2014 onwards. Allowances for flights in 2014 will have to be surrendered by 30 April 2015.
See the list determining the administering Member State for each aircraft operator. Since September 2013 the list includes operators that performed domestic flights within Croatia, and flights between Croatia and non-EEA countries, in 2012.
Monitoring and reporting of emissions from 1 July 2013
To report 2013 emissions correctly, aircraft operators which performed flights between aerodromes in Croatia and aerodromes elsewhere in the EEA and/or two aerodromes within Croatia should submit their annual emission reports to the competent authority using two separate emissions reports:
- In the first emissions report all emissions must be reported for which allowances have to be surrendered in 2013 (taking account of the 2013-2016 Regulation amending the EU ETS for aviation). This includes flights between aerodromes in Croatia and those elsewhere in the EEA (but not in outermost regions).
- In the second emissions report (if applicable) emissions from flights within Croatia between 1 July and 31 December 2013 must be reported. There is no surrendering obligation for these emissions.
From 2014 onwards, a single report, containing emissions from all flights for which allowances have to be surrendered (taking account of the 2013-2016 Regulation), has to be submitted.
The monitoring and reporting templates for aviation emissions reflect the extension of the EU ETS to Croatia.