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Directive (EU) 2018/410 amending Directive 2003/87/EC to enhance cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments, and Decision (EU) 2015/1814.

Type of law

This Directive introduces Emission Trading System by replacing Community scheme. This Directive makes several amendments to the Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Union regarding the coordination with the Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control); transitional measures to support certain energy intensive industries in the event of carbon leakage; option for transitional free allocation for the modernisation of the energy sector; the establishment of the Modernisation Fund to modernise energy systems and improve energy efficiency; validity of allowances; monitoring, reporting and verification for the purpose of the global market-based measure; and the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the development of carbon markets in other major economies. This Directive inserts Articles 22a and 27a to the Directive 2003/87/EC regarding the procedure of the Climate Change Committee and the exclusion of Member States from the EU ETS installations emitting less than 2 500 tonnes. This Directive amends Article 1 of Decision (EU) 2015/1814 regarding the allowances.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal of the European Union L 76, 19 March 2018, pp. 3-27.
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Legislation status
in force
Legislation Amendment