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Temporary suspension of the Union Registry for software upgrade from 3 to 4 February

Union registry software upgrade

From Tuesday 3 February 2015 08:00 CET until Wednesday 4 February 2015 08:00 CET access to the Union Registry will be suspended to undertake a software upgrade. The new release of the Union Registry implements notably Article 60 of Commission Regulation 389/2013 which prevents credits issued in respect of emission reductions occurring in the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol from being exchanged for allowances after 31 March 2015.

From 1 April 2015 onwards these credits will be marked as "ineligible" in the Union Registry and cannot be exchanged or transferred to EU ETS accounts, even if they are "carried-over" or banked into the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.

In the unlikely event of any changes to the schedule of the Union registry downtime, updated information will be communicated on this website.