Delivering confidence for EU ETS Verification Accreditation
European Accreditation (EA) has worked closed with the Directorate-General Climate Action (DG CLIMA) of the European Commission (EC) to implement accreditation according to EN ISO 14065 and Commission Regulation (EU) N° 600/2012 for the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS), namely greenhouse gas verification.
The main activities of the EA-EC cooperation consisted of:
– Peer-evaluating policies and procedures established by EA NABs for accreditation of verifiers against EN ISO 14065, the Regulation, the related guidelines provided by DG CLIMA and EA-6/03 M : 2013 EA Document for recognition of Verifiers under the EU ETS Directive and any additional criteria being defined (in advance of subsequent revision of EA-6/03);
– Training EA peer-evaluators for NAB accreditation of EU ETS verifiers;
– Establishing an EA-EU ETS Network of experts on EN ISO 14065 and the Regulation;
– Setting up national databases for publication of accredited verifiers: EA NABs providing accreditation of EU ETS verifiers set up a national database of accredited verifiers to allow public access to information (data and scope) on verifiers accredited by each EA NAB. According to the Regulation, EA should also facilitate and harmonise access to these national databases in order to enable efficient and cost-effective communication between EA NABs, national authorities, verifiers, operators, aircraft operators and competent authorities. The databases of EA NABs for their EU ETS accredited verifiers is available on the EA website.
EA has worked with DG CLIMA to develop the most relevant delegated acts that further specify the rules for verification and accreditation in Regulation (EU) N° 757/2015 on monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport.