Legislative instrument details: Greenhouse gas Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR)

Legal name Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and for reporting other information at national and Union level relevant to climate change and repealing Decision No 280/2004/EC
Short name Greenhouse gas Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR)
CELEX reference 32013R0525
Identification number 525/2013
Issued by European Parliament and Council
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/g-gas...
Parent legislative instrument Greenhouse gas Monitoring Mechanism Decision (MMD)
Valid from 08/07/2013
Abstract This Regulation establishes a mechanism for:
(a) ensuring the timeliness, transparency, accuracy, consistency, comparability and completeness of reporting by the Union and its Member States to the UNFCCC Secretariat;
(b) reporting and verifying information relating to commitments of the Union and its Member States pursuant to the UNFCCC, to the Kyoto Protocol and to decisions adopted thereunder and evaluating progress towards meeting those commitments;
(c) monitoring and reporting all anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer in the Member States;
(d) monitoring, reporting, reviewing and verifying greenhouse gas emissions and other information pursuant to Article 6 of Decision No 406/2009/EC;
(e) reporting the use of revenue generated by auctioning allowances under Article 3d(1) or (2) or Article 10(1) of Directive 2003/87/EC, pursuant to Article 3d(4) and Article 10(3) of that Directive;
(f) monitoring and reporting on the actions taken by Member States to adapt to the inevitable consequences of climate change in a cost-effective manner;
(g) evaluating progress by the Member States towards meeting their obligations under Decision No 406/2009/EC.
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
Geographic scope European Union
Comments The Commission adopted implementing acts to set out the structure, format and submission process of information required under the MMR.