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Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement / United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Good Practice: Accreditation and verification approaches under the EU ETS

The EU ETS requires operators of installations or aviation operators under the EU ETS to submit annual emissions reports which are verified by an independent verifier, in accordance with the Accreditation and Verification Regulation (AVR). The AVR sets out detailed requirementfor the accreditation of the verifiers and the preparation and implementation of the verification. It is complemented by an extensive set of detailed guidance. This allows for strongly harmonised approaches with regards to accreditation and verification in the EU Member States, increasing trust in the ETS. This high level of harmonisation has been developed based on a situation with virtually no harmonisation and a very basic set of rules, using assessments and information exchange between EU Member States to identify potential for improvements and good practices.