The 5th EU ETS Compliance Conference was aimed at representatives of Member State (MS) EU ETS Competent Authorities, with the objectives of:
Key compliance issues and best practices were discussed by conference attendees and staff from the European Commission. These discussions provided the MS Competent Authority representatives in attendance with information and insight that will help facilitate more consistent and efficient implementation of Phase III of EU ETS. The conference also promoted the benefits of participation in the Compliance Forum and its Task Forces to Competent Authorities and identified specific priorities for Task Force activities going forward into 2015.
Following an excellent keynote address from Dirk Forrister, President and CEO of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the Compliance Conference was broken down into a number of key sessions:
The general conclusions drawn from the conference were as follows:
The day chair concluded the conference with specific conclusions and recommendations for the Task Forces, MS and the Commission to take forward.
Further details concerning the work of the Compliance Forum and its Task Forces can be found in the Compliance Forum Brochure. The Brochure also advises how Member State Competent Authorities can become more involved in Task Force activities, including to remain up to date with latest developments.