Successful Connection of the UNFCCC ITL, EU CITL and EU ETS Registries

Registry systems under the Kyoto Protocol 16 October 2008: The UNFCCC Secretariat has announced that

it is on schedule to complete the live connection of its International

Transaction Log (ITL) with the EU Community Independent Transaction Log (CITL)

and 26 EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) registries.

This connection will enable

account holders to import certified emission reductions (CERs) and emission

reduction units (ERUs) from non-EU registries, and add these units to their

holdings. EU member State registries will also be able to issue ERUs (generated

under joint implementation projects implemented in the member States) and

export these to non-EU ETS registries. With this connection, the Clean

Development Mechanism (CDM) registry is also now fully operational and can

resume forwarding CERs (generated under CDM projects), including to holding

accounts and national registries of CDM participants. [CDM Press Release] [Registry Systems under the Kyoto Protocol]