Climate Action

Updated information on exchange and international credit use in the EU ETS

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The total number of international credits exchanged now amounts to 452.2 million since the exchange function became operational in March 2014. This is an increase of around 15.9 million credits compared to the number of international credits exchanged that was published in November 2018.

Since 31 March 2015, only credits issued in relation to emissions reductions during the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (so-called "CP2-credits") can be exchanged in the EU Emissions Trading System.

A total of 66.8 million CP2 credits (Certified Emission Reductions - CERs) have been exchanged since March 2014.

More information on the number and type of credits exchanged by 30 April 2019, by country of origin, project and commitment period, is available.

The next information on exchange and use of the international credits will be published in May 2020.