Annual Monitoring, Reporting and Verification

EU-ETS Roadmap to Success for aviation-emissions reporting


Stay on top of these milestones to ensure your compliance with EU-ETS.

Activities to completeTime frame
Operators for all remaining Member States over 1,000 T/CO₂Threshold (Full Scope) must purchase and surrender Carbon Allowances equal to their Intra-EU emissions30 April 2019
Operators over 1,000 T/CO₂ Threshold (Full Scope) must submit Annual Emissions Report to remaining Member States31 March 2019
NOTE SPAIN assigned Operators must surrender Carbon Allowances equal to their Intra-EU emissions31 March 2019
NOTE UK assigned Operators over 1,000 T/CO₂ Threshold (Full Scope) must purchase and surrender Carbon Allowance to their Intra-Eu Emissions15 March 2019
NOTE UK assigned Operators over 1,000 T/CO₂ Threshold (Full Scope) must submit Annual Emissions Report to Member State11 March 2019
NOTE SPAIN assigned Operators must submit Annual Emissions Report28 February 2019
Eurocontrol Data for Monitroing Year 2018 becomes available16 January 2019
Determine if you fall above or below the 1000 ton threshold for the 2018 reporting years. If you are below the 1000 tons per year, you are exempt from submitting a reportJanuary 2019 – December 2018
If you presume to be near 1000 tonne threshold, begin compiling applicable EUROCONTROL invoices or arrange for purchase of AE Report through Eurocontrol Small Emitter Support Facility.December 2018
Submit all FLEET changes and documentation from Monitoring Year to Eurocontrol CRCO Office
Create a QA assessment validating your internal process (which demonstrates your EU-ETS processes are valid for producing accurate data)
Login to Universal’s EU-ETS Emissions Reporting Portal and validate Operator Information and Flight Data History
Submit your amended monitoring plan to Competent Authority (if applicable)October / November 2018

EU-ETS Monitoring and Reporting

After you have registered with the European Commission (EC) and have been assigned a Member State which administrates your program, you are ready to begin your annual emissions monitoring and reporting. Follow these steps below.


Annual aviation-emissions monitoring begins 1 January each calendar year for EU-ETS. Your report must be submitted to your Member State’s regulatory authority no later than 31 March of each calendar year.

Carbon credits to offset CO2 emissions are due by April 30th of the reporting year.

What do you need to do?

Begin tracking your required annual emissions data.
Identify affected trips based on arrival/destination ICAOs that fall within Member States/territories, and capture required datasets for your annual aviation-emissions reporting. See reporting template below.

Calculate your emissions data.
You have two options for the calculation of annual emissions. You can use either estimated fuel consumption using an EC-approved tool or you can use actual fuel consumption.

Universal recommends using the European Commission’s small emitters tool for estimated fuel consumption for any operator who qualifies. Before downloading this tool, please read through the guidance on small emitter thresholds.

European Commission’s small emitters tool (recommend option)

Compile your annual emissions report.

Complete the below template to store calculated CO2 emissions data for validation and annual reporting:

Blank EU-ETS annual emissions monitoring (AEM) report template (updated March 1, 2011) | XLS

Submit to your Member State.

Once you have received your completed report, submit it to your Member State no later than 31 March.

Note: Your Member State should have already provided you instructions for submission. If not, you should contact Universal Global Regulatory Services or your Member State for instructions.

Next steps

Once you have submitted your annual emissions report, you should receive a confirmation of receipt and approval from your Member State.

Need guidance with EU-ETS reporting?

For information on aviation-emissions reporting and any compliance issue, contact our Regulatory Services Team.
Call Worldwide +1 (713) 378-2734 or N. America +1 (866) 864-8415.