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The Carbon Accounting Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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2.  In these Regulations—

2009 Regulations” means the Carbon Accounting Regulations 2009(1);

“cancellation” of a carbon unit means the crediting of the unit in the national cancellation account in the UK registry, and a unit so credited is “cancelled”;

EU ETS” means the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme established under Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC(2);

“Kyoto Protocol” means the Kyoto Protocol to the UNFCCC signed at Kyoto on 11th December 1997(3);

“Registries Regulation” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 2216/2004 for a standardised and secured system of registries pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Decision No 280/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council(4);

“registry administrator” means the body appointed by the competent authority as the registry administrator(5) for the UK registry for the purposes of the Registries Regulation;

“UNFCCC” means the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change signed at New York on 9th May 1992(6); and

“UK registry” means the registry established for the United Kingdom in accordance with the Registries Regulation.

(1)

S.I. 2009/1257 as amended by S.I. 2009/3146.

(2)

O.J. No. L 275, 25.10.2003, p.32 as amended by Directive 2004/101/EC (O.J. No. L 338, 13.11.2004, p.18); Directive 2008/101/EC (O.J. No. L 8, 13.1.2009, p.3); Commission Regulation (EC) No. 219/2009, (O.J. No. L 87, 31.3.2009, p.109); and Directive 2009/29/EC (O.J. No. L 140, 5.6.2009, p.63). The Emissions Trading Directive is transposed by the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/925).

(3)

The Protocol was signed by the United Kingdom on 29th April 1998 and entered into force on 16th February 2005. The text of the Protocol can be found at http://unfcc.int/2860.

(4)

O.J. No. L 386, 29.12.2004, p.1 as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 916/2007, (O.J. No. L 200, 1.8.2007, p.5) and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 994/2008 (O.J. No. L 271, 11.10.2008, p.3).

(5)

The Secretary of State is the competent authority, and the Environment Agency is appointed as the registry administrator.

(6)

The Convention was signed by the United Kingdom on 12th June 1992 and came into force on 21st March 1994. The text of the Convention can be found at http://unfcc.int/resource/docs/convkp/conveng.pdf.

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