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25 May 2018
During the review in September 2017, the ERT concluded that the national registry of Ukraine was not meeting the mandatory requirements for the registry’s functionality for CP2. In that context, the ERT noted that the national registry of Ukraine does not fully comply with the functions set out in section II of the annex to decision 13/CMP. 1 in conjunction with decision 3/CMP.11. In addition, the ERT also noted that it does not fully comply with decision 1/CMP.8, in particular paragraphs 21, 23, 24 and 26 of decision 1/CMP.8 and paragraphs 16, 21, 33, 34 and 36 of annex to decision 13/CMP.1 in conjunction with decision 3/CMP.11. The ERT included this issue in the list of potential problems and further questions raised by the ERT. The ERT recommended that Ukraine ensure the proper functioning of the national registry, in particular by implementing the additional functionality for the CP2 that was introduced by decision 3/CMP.11, and also that functionality that was introduced by decision 1/CMP.8. The ERT considered that the proper functioning of the national registry could be achieved by developing and implementing a software functionality that includes the CP2 functionality so that the national registry of Ukraine fully meets the requirements specified in section II of the annex to decision 13/CMP.1 in conjunction with decision 3/CMP.11, other relevant decisions by the CMP, such decision 1/CMP.8, and the data exchange standards for registry systems under the Kyoto Protocol.
Ukraine, in accordance with paragraph 6 of decision 1/CMP.8, implements its responsibilities in relation to the CP2 in a manner consistent with its mandatory national legislation, including budget and public procurement legislation that does not allow to conduct public procurement with the purpose to implement provisions of international agreements that do not have legal force yet at national level. Ukraine further indicated that it is currently performing the activities aimed to ensure the proper functioning of the national registry for the CP2 on a voluntary basis.
Consequently, on 16 April 2018, Ukraine successfully established a connection from its CP2 national registry to the ITL and on 17 April started the annex H test, which successfully concluded on 24 April 2018. The ERT received the Annex H test results for the national registry of Ukraine on 2 May 2018 and a confirmation from the ITL that the national registry of Ukraine is connected to the ITL on 14 May 2018. Therefore, the ERT considers that the national registry of Ukraine meets the mandatory requirements for national registry’s functionality for CP2 introduced by decisions 1/CMP8 and 3/CMP.11 and meets the requirements specified in section II of the annex to decision 13/CMP.1 in conjunction with 3/CMP.11 and decision 1/CMP.8, and the data exchange standards for registry systems under the Kyoto Protocol. The ERT also considers that the potential problem has been satisfactorily resolved.
8 June 2017
MENR concludes annual contract on the Registry Technical Administrator Services.
23-26 June 2017
Completion of all required transactions, listed in paragraph 20 of the written submission of Ukraine (CC-2016-1-5/Ukraine/EB).
Issuance 2,875,443 RMU
Issuance 20,350,000 RMU
Cancellation 375,025 RMU
Retirement 1,999,434,250 AAU
4 July 2014
Re-submission of the Report upon expiration of the additional period for fulfilling commitments under the first commitment period (True-up period report).
Completion of all actions, listed 5 above, enables Ukraine to comply with Article 7, paragraph 1, in conjunction with paragraph 4, and the mandatory requirements set out in the “Modalities for the accounting of assigned amounts under Article 7, paragraph 4, of the Kyoto Protocol” (annex to decision 13/CMP.1) and the “Guidelines for the preparation of the information required under Article 7 of the Kyoto Protocol” (annex to decision 15/CMP.1), as well as enables Ukraine to formally demonstrate its compliance with its commitment under Article 3, paragraph 1, of the Kyoto Protocol in accordance with the relevant procedures set out in decision 13/CMP.1.
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In the view of optimization of the central executive bodies system in Ukraine the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine by its Decree dated 10 September 2014 No. 442 “On optimization of the central executive bodies system” decided to liquidate a number of central executive bodies, including the SEIA (previously designated as the Registry Administrator), which was to be liquidated with further transfer of its key functions and property to the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.
Pursuant to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Decree dated 10 September 2014 No. 442 “On optimization of the central executive bodies system” by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Decree dated 21 January 2015 No. 32 “On Approval of Provisions of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine”, the MENR was endowed with functions of the key entity in the central executive bodies system responsible for development and ensuring realization of the state policy on regulation of negative anthropogenic impact on climate change and adaptation to its changes and within its competence fulfillment of requirements of the UNFCCC and its Kyoto
For the purposes of execution of its new functions by the Order of the MENR dated 12 May 2015 No.147 “On Amendments to the Order of the Ministry dated 26 January 2015 No.10” the organizational structure of the MENR has been amended, namely the Department of Climate Policy has been created. In addition, in the view of new functions respective amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Decree dated 28 May 2008 No. 504 were required in order to designate the MENR to act as the Registry Administrator. The amendments were adopted and the MENR was authorized to act as the Registry Administrator on 12 August 2015 by the Cabinet of Ministers Decree No. 616 “On amendments to a number of Decrees of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, repealing paragraph 1 of the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 16 July 2012 No. 672”.
Since the MENR received respective functions in January 2015, the Department was created in May 2015 and the MENR was authorized as the Registry Administrator in August 2015, according to national legislation the MENR could not provide any proposals for the Registry maintenance to the budget in 2014 for the year 2015. At the same time, the SEIA could not foresee in the budgetary program finances to cover expenses for the Registry maintenance for the 2015 budget year as it was undergoing liquidation in 2014. It has resulted in a situation when the state budget for 2015 did not foresee financing of the Registry maintenance.
In addition, within the named period the Registry software and hardware were under ownership of the SEIA. After being authorized as the Registry Administrator the MENR initiated respective procedure to obtain the property rights which would enable the MENR to conclude a contract on on the Registry Technical Administrator services. Due to the complexity of the state legislation on transfer of the state property rights, the MENR received the property rights for the Registry software and hardware on 2 July 2016 by the Acts of Transfer of Property Rights No.1-No.30.
With respect to mentioned above, there was a situation when the SEIA no longer and the MENR not yet had the authority to conclude a contract on the Registry Technical Administrator services for the 2015 fiscal year. Without such contract with the MENR the Registry Technical Administrator could not deliver respective services. As a result, on 3 August 2016 the Registry Technical Administrator disconnected the Registry from the ITL informing the MENR, who was not yet the Registry Administrator at that time, in advance by its official letter dated 16 July 2015 No. 507/4-15.
Disconnection of the Registry from the ITL has put a risk for Ukraine of not being able to retire, issue and carry-over any ERUs, CERs, tCERs, lCERs, AAUs and RMUs for the entire first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol in order to formally demonstrate its compliance with its commitment under Article 3, paragraph 1, of the Kyoto Protocol in accordance with the relevant procedures set out in decision 13/CMP.1.
In this regard, Ukraine submitted an inquiry to the UNFCCC Secretariat for assistance in performing such transactions by the ITL on behalf of Ukraine in order to ensure timely fulfilment of the commitments of the Kyoto Protocol (letter dated 12 November 2015 No. 5/1-10/13932-15), in particular:
• issuance of 2,875,443 RMUs for the activity Afforestation/Reforestation (this is the sum of the values for the non-harvested and harvested land);
• cancellation of 375,025 RMUs for the activity Deforestation;
• issuance of 20,350,000 RMUs for the activity Forest Management;
• retirement of 1,976,583,832 AAUs and 22,850,418 RMUs.
In its response the UNFCCC Secretariat informed that it was not in a position to perform the requested transactions on behalf of Ukraine and that Secretariat’s mandate in its capacity of the ITL administrator was limited and did not provide for undertaking transactions on behalf of a Party.
With respect to unresolved issue with continued disconnection of the Registry and inability of the ITL to perform transactions on behalf of Ukraine, the transactions listed above were not performed in due time. And given that on 20 January 2016 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has adopted a Resolution No. 20-p Resolution “On Retirement of Assigned Amount Units” authorizing the MENR to perform transaction on retirement of AAUs in the amount of 1,999,434,250 tons of CO2 equivalent in order to fulfill obligation under first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol (2008-2012), on 9 March 2016 Ukraine made its submission of the Report upon expiration of the additional period for fulfilling commitments by Ukraine (True-up Period Report), specifying that “the total quantity of Kyoto Protocol units should be transferred to Ukraine’s retirement account at the end of the true-up period, in accordance with paragraph 49(b) of the annex to decision 13/CMP.1”.
On 11 April 2016, the Compliance Committee received from the UNFCCC Secretariat the report of the Expert Review Team (ERT) of the individual review of the True-up Period Report for the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol of Ukraine contained in the document FCCC/KP/CMP/2016/TPR/UKR, in which questions of implementation with respect to Ukraine were indicated.
On 18 April 2016, the bureau of the Compliance Committee allocated the questions of implementation to the Enforcement Branch and on 19 April 2016, the Secretariat notified the members and alternate members of the branch of the questions of implementation and of their allocation to the branch.
On 3 May 2016, the Enforcement Branch decided to proceed with the questions of implementation (CC-2016-1-2/Ukraine/EB).
On May 30 2016, the Enforcement Branch agreed to invite three experts drawn from the UNFCCC roster of experts to provide advice (CC-2016-1-3/Ukraine/EB). Two of these experts were part of the ERT which conducted the true-up period review of Ukraine.
From 20 to 21 June 2016, the Enforcement Branch held its twenty-eighth meeting in Bonn to consider the questions of implementation with respect to Ukraine and on 21 June 2016 the Enforcement Branch adopted its preliminary finding of non-compliance with respect to Ukraine, as contained in the document CC-2016-1-4/Ukraine/EB.
On 22 June 2016, Ukraine received a notice that the Enforcement Branch had adopted its preliminary finding of non-compliance with respect to Ukraine and on 20 July 2017 in response to the decision CC-2016-1-4/Ukraine/EB of the Enforcement Branch Ukraine provided its written submission in accordance with paragraph 1 (e) of section X and rule 17 of the rules of procedure, where the issues underlying the questions of implementation raised were demonstrated an on 31 August 2016, Ukraine provided a letter containing additional information on the Registry reconnection from August 3, 2016.
On 7 September 2016, the Enforcement Branch held its twenty-ninth meeting in Bonn where it adopted the final decision of non-compliance with respect to Ukraine (CC-2016-1-6/Ukraine/EB). The Enforcement Branch confirmed the preliminary finding with respect to non-compliance with Article 7, paragraph 1, in conjunction with paragraph 4, of the Kyoto Protocol and the guidelines adopted thereunder, as set out in paragraph 27 of the preliminary finding. The Enforcement Branch decided to apply the consequences outlined in paragraph 32, subparagraphs (a) and (b), of the preliminary finding (CC-2016-1-4/Ukraine/EB).
On 5 December 2016, pursuant to final decision Ukraine has submitted to the Enforcement Branch a plan referred to in paragraph 1 of section XV, in accordance with the substantive requirements of paragraph 2 of section XV and paragraph 1 of rule 25 bis of the rules of procedure of the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol, in which Ukraine provided an overview of the analysis of the causes of non-compliance, the measures Ukraine intends to implement or has implemented in order to remedy the non-compliance and a timetable for implementing such measures.
On 21 December 2016, the Enforcement Branch adopted its decision on the review and assessment of the plan submitted by Ukraine in which it assessed that the plan, if implemented, is expected to remedy non-compliance.
As indicated in the plan mentioned above, Ukraine shall perform all necessary transactions, listed above, and resubmit its True-up Period Report which would enable Ukraine to comply with Article 7, paragraph 1, in conjunction with paragraph 4, requirements set out in decisions 13/CMP.1 and 15/CMP.1, and to formally demonstrate its compliance with its commitment under Article 3, paragraph 1, of the Kyoto Protocol in accordance with the relevant procedures set out in decision 13/CMP.1.
Since August 3, 2015, the connection with the International Transaction Log was discontinued, and no new data were introduced into the Registry.
On 23 August 2016 the connection with the International Transaction Log was restored and the Registry was put to the “reconciliation only” mode.
Information on circulation of Kyoto units (incl. AAUs and ERUs) in the National Registry, as well as information on supply of these units to other Parties of the Kyoto Protocol, was formed annually in the form of standard electronic format (SEF) tables. SEF tables for the period from 01.01.2014 to 31.12.2014 containing information required in accordance with paragraph 11 of the Annex to Decision 15/CMP.1 are submitted by Ukraine to the UNFCCC Secretariat in the form of electronic files - RREG1_UA_2014.xlsx-[SEF] Standard Electronic Format tables and sef-export.xml-SEF exported initial file.
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Due to finish of internal procedures caused by ISO/IEC 27001-27005 implementation,
the Ukrainian Registry now fully operational for all kinds of transactions (from 02.12.2013)
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Due to internal procedures caused by ISO/IEC 27001-27005 implementation,
the Ukrainian Registry will be unavailable for transactions from 30.10.2013 until 30.11.2013
Since 23 hours 27 November 2012 year
Ukrainian Registry is fully workable.
On 9-March-2012, the Enforcement Branch of the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol decided to re-instate the eligibility of Ukraine to participate in the mechanisms under Articles 6,12,17 of the Kyoto Protocol.
As a consequence:
- External transfers from the registry of Ukraine to another national registry are no longer prevented by the ITL.
- External transfers from a national registry to the registry of Ukraine are no longer prevented by the ITL.
The updated eligibility table of ITL registries can be found here:
The final report of the Enforcement Branch of the compliance committee will be available shortly on the following page:
Friday, March 09, 2012
National Electronic Registry of Anthropogenic Emissions and Absorption of Greenhouse Gases of Ukraine
National Electronic Registry of Anthropogenic Emissions and Absorption of Greenhouse Gases of Ukraine is an automatic system for accounting and processing of information regarding anthropogenic emissions and absorption of greenhouse gases.
The Registry consists of hardware and software system and an informational resource that includes a public website of the Registry in the Internet and an electronic database containing data from individual or corporate bodies generating emissions or absorption of greenhouse gases.
The Registry is formed and filled by State Environmental Investments Agency of Ukraine that is its Administrator for accurate issuance, holding, transfer, acquisition, cancellation and retirement of Assigned amount units (AAUs), Certified emission reductions (CERs), Emission reduction units (ERUs) and Removal units (RMUs), as well as carry-over of ERUs, CERs and AAUs. The purpose of the Registry establishment and maintenance is to carry out the Kyoto Protocol to the UNFCCC, Article 7, paragraph 4.
Administration of the Registry foresees:
data input regarding reserving of Carbon Units for projects aimed at mitigation of anthropogenic emissions or increasing of absorption of greenhouse gases according to Article 6 of Kyoto Protocol;
issuance, holding, transfer, acquisition, cancellation and retirement of Carbon Units;
data communication with other national registries through the central communication hub of the International Transaction Log (ITL) for checkout and approval of transactions for issuance, holding, transfer, acquisition, cancellation and retirement of Carbon Units;
Change of data regarding issuance, transfer, acquisition, cancellation and retirement of AAUs can be performed on the basis of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Resolution.
Data contained in the Registry is state property. A part of the information determined by State Environmental Investment Agency is disseminated by media.