Climate Action

Commission outlines actions to enhance registry security and combat fraud

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The European Commission today outlined a series of actions to strengthen the integrity of the European carbon market following cyber-thefts from several EU Emissions Trading System registries last month. The proposals will be discussed today by the EU Climate Change Committee, which brings together representatives from all Member States.

Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, said: "The Commission has identified a range of actions that Member State can already take in the short term to further improve security for example by regularly reviewing security plans, by reinforcing registry account policies and identity checks, by training registry users etc. For the medium and long term we reinforce efforts to identify solutions in cooperation both with Member States and through a regular dialogue with stakeholders."