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Meeting Climate Change Requirements from 1st January 2021

How climate change regulations, emissions trading, ecodesign and energy labelling will change from the 1st January 2021.

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year.

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Check what else you need to do during the transition period.

Meeting climate change requirements from 1 January 2021

Find out how this would affect:

  • climate change regulations
  • emissions trading
  • energy using products
  • ecodesign and energy labelling

19 August 2020

On 7 July 2020, the European Commission published a notice to stakeholders advising on technical issues in relation to the end of the transition period. We have updated this guidance note to reflect key developments.

22 April 2020

The deadlines for submission of Verified Annual Emissions Report for 2019 emissions (31 March 2020) and surrender of equivalent allowances to 2019 verified emissions (20 April 2020) still apply for participating UK operators.

31 January 2020

The EU ETS will continue for the 2019 and 2020 compliance years during the transition period from 1 February 2020 to 1 January 2021.

5 November 2019

Updated with the latest information on the introduction of the Carbon Emissions Tax.

4 October 2019

Updated with more details on the Carbon Emissions Tax and with more specific information for aviation operators.

9 August 2019

Added summary of actions.

29 July 2019

Updated to confirm start date of the Carbon Emissions Tax; and to update the information on the Kyoto Protocol National Registry.

12 April 2019

The 2018 compliance deadline to surrender allowances for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is 30 April 2019.

The Carbon Emissions Tax will not be commencing on 15 April 2019. Further information on the implications of the extension for carbon pricing will be set out in due course.

29 March 2019

The 2018 compliance deadline to surrender allowances for the EU ETS is 10:59pm on 12 April 2019. If Brexit day is changed again, the compliance deadline will be 30 April 2019 (or immediately before exit in the event that exit day is before 1 May 2019).

11 March 2019

The 2018 compliance deadline to surrender allowances for the EU ETS is being extended from 15 March 2019 to 26 March 2019.

28 February 2019

We have added guidance for UK businesses providing EU ETS verification services to operators in EU countries.

Published: 19th August 2020

Source: GOV UK, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

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