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RESOLUTION OF THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of January 22, 2007 No. 4

About approval of the Instruction about procedure for forming and maintaining the National register of carbon units of the Republic of Belarus

Based on the resolution of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of August 25, 2006 "About the National register of carbon units of the Republic of Belarus" the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus DECIDES: No. 1077

1. Approve the enclosed Instruction about procedure for forming and maintaining the National register of carbon units of the Republic of Belarus.

2. This resolution becomes effective from the date of its official publication.

 

Minister L. I. Horuzhik

Approved by the Resolution of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus of January 22, 2007 No. 4

The instruction about procedure for forming and maintaining the National register of carbon units of the Republic of Belarus

1. The instruction about procedure for forming and maintaining the National register of carbon units of the Republic of Belarus (further - the Instruction) establishes accounting treatment in the National register of carbon units of the Republic of Belarus (further - the National register) information on issuance, storage, transfer, acquisition, cancellation, retirement and transfer of carbon units for the next period of obligations of the Kyoto protocol to the Framework convention of the United Nations on climate change (further - the Kyoto protocol).

2. For the purposes of this Instruction the following concepts and their determinations are applied:

operator - the organization to which introduction of records and servicing of the National register is entrusted according to this Instruction;

removal unit - the carbon unit of increase in the level of absorption of greenhouse gases by absorbers reached as a result of activities for change of land use and forestry according to Article 3 of the Kyoto protocol, expressed in one metric ton of equivalent of carbon dioxide (further - EA);

the certified emission reduction unit - the carbon unit of certified emission reduction of greenhouse gases and (or) increases in the level of their absorption by absorbers reached as a result of project implementation on the clean development mechanism according to Article 12 of the Kyoto protocol expressed in one metric ton of equivalent of carbon dioxide (further - SSV);

emission reduction unit - the carbon emission reduction unit of greenhouse gases and (or) increases in the level of their absorption by absorbers reached as a result of project implementation of joint implementation according to Article 6 of the Kyoto protocol expressed in one metric ton of equivalent of carbon dioxide (further - ERU);

assigned amount unit - the carbon unit of the share of cumulative anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases of the Republic of Belarus for 1990 increased by five specified in appendix B of the Kyoto protocol expressed in one metric ton of equivalent of carbon dioxide (further - AAU);

The international register of transactions - the international system of registration of the made transactions with carbon units in national registers of carbon units established and managed by the Secretariat of the Framework convention of the United Nations on climate change for check of authenticity of transactions, including issuance, transfer and acquisition between registers, cancellation and retirement of ERU, SSV, AAU and (or) EA and transfer of ERU, SSV and AAU (further - MRZhO);

the reserve account of carbon units - the account on which the quantity of internal reserve of carbon units is placed;

the additional reserve account of carbon units - the account on which the additional quantity of internal reserve of carbon units is placed;

the account of retirement of carbon units - the account on which there is repayment of carbon units for demonstration by the Republic of Belarus of observance of the obligations, stipulated in Item 1 Article 3 of the Kyoto protocol, during every commitment period;

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