Publication of the Allocation of emission allowances to aircraft operators in period 2013-2020 in Croatia
On 26/09/2011, the European Commission published benchmarks for calculating the free allocation of emission allowances to aircraft operators. They are around 0.6797 allowances per 1,000 tonne-kilometres in 2012 and 0.6422 allowances per 1,000 tonne-kilometres from 2013-2020.
The benchmark is meant to ensure that the allocation cap is maintained and all aircraft operators receive an equal amount of allowances per tonne-kilometre unit. In 2012, 85 percent of the aviation sector emission allowances were allocated for free. Between 2013 and 2020, it will only be 82 percent since an additional special reserve of three percent will be earmarked for new and fast-growing aircraft operators for that trading period. The remaining 15 percent of allowances will be auctioned annually.
Since 1 January 2014 Croatia is fully integrated into the aviation part of the Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Between 1 July 2013, when Croatia acceded to the European Union, and 31 December 2013 only the reporting obligations of the EU ETS applied.
Amendment of the allocation for the reporting years 2013-2016
The amendment of the Emissions Trading Directive by the Regulation (EU) No. 421/2014 and Corrigendum to Regulation (EU) No 421/2014 resulted in an adaptation of the allocation of free allowances, making it proportional to the reduction in surrender obligation as it results from the reduced geographical scope. This means that the 2013-2016 allocation of free allowances had to be recalculated and flights in areas affected by the above policy amendment (no more reporting and surrendering obligation) are excluded from the allocation.
Allocation table for the reporting years 2013-2016: