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Starting with the implementation of the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) within EU and German legislation
the business community is facing new and demanding challenges ever and
Since 1st of January 2005 operators of carbon-emitting
facilities covered by the EU-directive on emissions trading need to
report their annual carbon emissions according to legally defined
standards and verified by an independent third party to their national
competent authorities. Additionally they are obliged to cancel a number
of allowances equivalent to their verified emissions. Since 1st of
January 2010 aircraft operators are also covered by the EU-Directive.
Starting 01.01.2013 further industries were added to the scope of the
European Emission Trading System (EU-ETS). In addition companies with a
free allocation of allowances are required to report annually until 31st
of January to the Emissions Trading Authorities (DEHSt) any changes in
the operation of their installations according to § 22 ZuV 2020.
possible deficits, operators may trade allowances or invest in
cost-saving international abatement projects (CDM/JI).
individuals and companies increasingly use the possibility to render
their operations climate-neutral by compensating their carbon emissions
by abatement projects elsewhere.
For this purpose companies calculate their Carbon Footprint according
to a range of different standards, e.g. the ISO 14065 or 14067 as well
as the GHG Protocol or the EN 16258.