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Law No. XI-329 “On climate change management financial instruments”.

Country/Territory
Lithuania
Document type
Legislation
Date
2009
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Air & atmosphere, Environment gen.
Keyword
Air quality/air pollution Ozone layer Policy/planning Climate change Emissions Emissions trading Local government Pollution control Financing
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
This Law enters into force on 1 January 2012.
Abstract

This Law establishes the rights, duties and responsibilities of persons engaged in economic activities in which the greenhouse gases are released to the atmosphere, as well as the competence of state institutions and bodies. The National Climate Change Management Policy Strategy covers the following areas of government governance: (a) environmental protection and rational use of natural resources; (b) energy; (c) tax and finance; (d) science; (e) industry; (f) health care; (g) education and public awareness; (h) international cooperation; (i) transportation; (j) home affairs; and (k) agriculture. The National Climate Change Management Policy Strategy, taking into account the country's strategic objectives and/or international commitments, can also be addressed to other areas of public governance related to adaptation to climate change and mitigating the effects of climate change. The National Climate Change Management Policy Strategy and its Implementation Plan shall be implemented by: (a) the Government, ministries or other institutions authorized by the Government according to their competence; and (b) municipal institutions. Operators must monitor, record and report on emissions of greenhouse gases in accordance with the procedure established by the Minister of the Environment together with other authorized institutions appointed by the Government. For each calendar year operators are required to submit by the deadline to the Minister of Environment data related to a quantity of emissions within established quotas of carbon dioxide expressed in tonnes into the atmosphere that aredeclared in the greenhouse gas register, that must correspond to the previous year. Operators may, instead of the quotas, may reduce emissions that are recognized by the Minister for the Environment in the European Union's greenhouse gas emission quota trading scheme, which are recognized as co-operative and clean development projects. The funds received for the transferred allowances and Kyoto units must be used by the operators for the implementation of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other measures to reduce the pollution of the environment (introduction of environmentally friendly technologies, increase of energy efficiency, use of renewable energy sources, reforestation and/or to provide research and development works and their dissemination, to advise and train economic operators, to inform and educate the public on issues related to the management and implementation of climate change policy and other measures). The permit(s) for the emission of greenhouse gases shall be issued, amended, modified and repealed by the authorized institution of the Minister of Environment in accordance with the procedure established thereby. The procedure for the allocation of emission quotas to functioning operators and operators planning to manage new equipment or new aircraft, and other persons who wish to acquire and use or dispose of emission quotas, shall be established by the Minister of the Environment jointly with other institutions authorized by the Government. The Law consists of VII Sections divided into 23 Articles. Section I lays down general provisions. Section II establishes National Strategy for Climate Change Management Policy. Section III emission quota trading in accordance with Kyoto Protocol. Section IV regards joint implementation and security development projects. Section V regards heating efficiency gas register. Section VI establishes liability. Section VII lays down final provisions.

Full text
Lithuanian
Website
e-seimas.lrs.lt

References - Legislation

Implements

Decision No. 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Community’s greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments up to 2020.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Climate change, Emissions

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC.

Legislation | European Union | 2003 (2023)

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Climate change, Emissions, Authorization/permit, Policy/planning, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards, Emissions trading, Capacity building, Financing, Renewable energy, Research, Standards, Protection of environment, Afforestation/reforestation, Forest management/forest conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2004/101/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community, in respect of the Kyoto Protocol's project mechanisms.

Legislation | European Union | 2004

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Emissions, Access-to-information, Environmental standards, Standards, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Law No. XIII-1466 amending Law No. XI-329 “On climate change management financial instruments”.

Legislation | Lithuania | 2018

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Climate change, Emissions, Emissions trading, Pollution control, Financing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law No. XIII-775 amending Law No. XI-329 “On climate change management financial instruments”.

Legislation | Lithuania | 2017

Keyword: Ozone layer, Climate change, Offences/penalties, Liability/compensation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX