The Danish EU ETS Registry and The Danish Kyoto Registry

The EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) Registry and the Danish Emission Trading Registry are two separate entities. The EU ETS registry contains allowances and the Kyoto registry contains credits issued by the UN. The electronic units represent one ton of greenhouse gases which can be used to cover emissions from companies obligated to participate in the EU-ETS. These two registries are commonly referred to as the Emission Trading Registry.

The EU ETS came into effect on 1 January 2005. In October 2008, the European system was linked to the UN emission trading system.

Because emission allowances and credits exist only as electronic units, electronic registries are needed in which to store these allowances and credits and register to whom the allowances and credits belong. The various emission registries are linked in an electronic network, which makes it possible to exchange allowances and credits between the registries’ accounts.

On these pages, you can read more about the EU ETS Registry and the Danish Emission Trading Registry, including information about who may open an account in the registries and how to apply for an account.