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  • 05/06/2018 - EXCEPTIONAL - Upgrade registry URL - Belgian greenhouse gas registry

    The registry will be unavailable due to an upgrade of the registry environment from this Wednesday June 6 (8am CEST) till Friday morning June 8 (8am CEST).

    IMPORTANT: after this upgrade, the registry will be accessible via a NEW URL, namely https://unionregistry.ec.europa.eu/euregistry/BE/index.xhtml

    The public website of the Belgian GHG registry remains available - also during the upgrade - at the trusted URL: https://www.climateregistry.be/; security wise, for verification and confirmation purposes, you can find this message also published on our web site (menu NEWS).

    Both the old (currently active) and the new (active from Friday onwards) registry URL are already available on the home page of the public website (orange hyperlink on the home page). We advise to go always via the public website to access the registry, to ensure you are using the correct (secure) URL.

    The European Commission also published a news item in regards to this upgrade on their public website: https://ec.europa.eu/clima/news/temporary-suspension-union-registry-software-upgrade-6th-and-7th-june-2018_en

    Contact us in case of questions or remarks.

  • 29/05/2018 - The registry will be unavailable from Wednesday June 6, 8am till Friday June 8, 8am CEST due to a software upgrade (communication EC).
  • 15/03/2018 - The registry will be unavailable on Tuesday March 20 between 8am and 1pm CET due to a software upgrade (communication EC).
  • 12/01/2018 - The registry will be unavailable on Monday January 22 between 8am and 8pm CET due to a software upgrade (communication EC).
  • 27/02/2017 - The registry will be unavailable on Wednesday March 1 between 8am and 1pm CET due to a software upgrade.
  • 18/01/2017 - The registry will be unavailable on Monday January 30 between 5pm and 7pm CET due to an infrastructute maintenance.
  • 07/11/2016 - The registry will be unavailable from Tuesday 15/11 (8am CET) till Wednesday 16/11 (8am CET) due to a software upgrade.
  • 02/09/2016 - The registry will be unavailable from Thursday 15/09 (8am CEST) till Friday 16/09 (8am CEST) due to a software upgrade.
  • 08/03/2016 - Due to a maintenance of the helpdesk support software, we will not be reachable via email on Monday 14 March in the afternoon.

Other news

  • 29/11/2018 - Update - EU-ETS safeguard measures - Belgian GHG registry

    Since this year an amendment to the registry regulation is in force with safeguard measures to protect the EU ETS in case the United Kingdom (UK) would leave the European Union (EU) by March 30, 2019 without any formal agreement. By this amendment, the European Commission (EC) is given the right to mark (general and aviation) allowances which are created in the UK with a country code and the year of creation.

    In regards to allowances created this year in the UK, no marking has been performed as the UK has ensured in a legally enforceable manner that the surrender of allowances will be performed in time (well before March 30, 2019), hence legally guaranteeing the 2018 compliance cycle also in the UK.

    Under the provisionally negotiated agreement, the UK will remain part of the EU ETS until the end of the trading period and therefore there will be no major changes in the short term. However, if the agreement is not formalized (no deal), the allowances possibly created by the UK in 2019 (related to the year 2019) will be marked by the EC with the country code and the year of creation.
    Although these MARKED ALLOWANCES could be traded freely within the Union Registry, they COULD NOT BE SURRENDERED to fulfill compliance obligations in any other MS !

  • 30/08/2018 - The allocation figures for the aircraft operators for the period 2017-2023 have been published ; see section allocation & auctioning.
  • 07/03/2018 - The allocation data for the current commitment period (CP2, 2013-2020) has been updated ; see the section links & reports for more details.
  • 01/12/2017 - Safeguard measures to protect the environmental integrity of the EU ETS when Union law ceases to apply in the United Kingdom due to its withdrawal from the European Union.
  • 16/08/2017 - New Royal Decree on the registry published on July 21, 2017.
  • 07/11/2016 - From Friday 4 November onwards the authentication towards the registry goes through EU Login (which replaces ECAS).
  • 03/05/2016 - The compliance data for the current commitment period (CP2, 2013-2020) has been updated ; see the section links & reports for more details.
  • 25/03/2016 - The list of aircraft operators for which Belgium has been assigned as responsible member state by Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/282 of 26 February 2016, has been renewed. You can download the lastest version via this link (list approved by the National Climate Commission on 24 March 2016).
  • 27/01/2016 - New website for the Belgian Greenhouse Gas Registry online.
  • 21/12/2015 - The registry helpdesk will be unavailable from 25/12/2015 until 04/01/2016.
  • 13/11/2015 - In accordance with the registry regulation (Art. 25 §1) account holders shall confirm by 31 December to the national registry administrator that the information for their account remains complete, up-to-date, accurate and true.

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