Factsheet: Emission certificate Law (EZG)

Emission certificate Law (EZG)

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Emission Certificate Law
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Emissionszertifikategesetz 2011
Description: 
The federal law focus on facilities which emit green house gas emissions. The scope of application of the Austrian Act on Emissions Allowance Trading (Emissionszertifikategesetz - EZG) covers owners of installations that perform activities, that are named in any regulation issued on the basis of the EU Emissions Trading Directive. Genereally, the law regulates the trade with emission certificates in a common trade system.
Goal/Aim: 
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management / Das Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2011
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2015