Monitoring requirements for CO2 emissions for ETS aviation

Every aircraft operator which participates in EU-ETS must have a monitoring plan which has been approved by the NEa. This plan must comply with the regulations for the determination of CO2 emissions by aviation.

Rules for monitoring and reporting

The European Commission has laid down harmonised regulations for the way in which aircraft operators must monitor and report their emissions. The European Monitoring and Reporting Regulation (MRR) regulates how aircraft operators must collect, calculate and record emissions data. Additional regulations are contained in the Dutch Emissions Trading Regulation. These requirements are explained in more detail in a number of different European guidance documents. Aircraft operators implement these regulations by explaining in their monitoring plan how they will meet the requirements and how they will determine their emissions.

Guidance documents for monitoring requirements

The European Commission has produced a large number of guidance documents on specific issues relating to emissions monitoring. The following guidance documents are important for aircraft operators:

• Guidance document No. 2 General guidance for aircraft operators

• Guidance document No. 3 Biomass issues

• Guidance document No. 6 Data flow activities and control system

These guidance documents can be found on the European Commission’s website .