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Committee: Council of Europe Country: Romania Delegate: Chiagozie Ezennia, UriosMUN, Utrecht University

Topic A: EU Carbon Market Reform

Romanian industrial and power installations entered the EU ETS in 2007 when Romania joined the European Union. Romanian aircraft operators were included in the scheme in 2012. Since 2007, 289 installations and operators have been listed as participating to the EU ETS, although some are no longer included because of installations closures or change in the EU ETS scope in particular in Phase 3 from 2013.

Romania has remained committed to fighting climate change and pursuing low carbon development. Therefore, the Government of Romania, through the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MECC), has requested the World Bank to provide advisory services to help meet this commitment. Romania has made large investments in the green economy segment since 2012. It also had a success at the Environment Ministers Council in Luxembourg, concerning the carry-over of the emissions certificate issue, after the expiry of the Kyoto Protocol in 2012. Whilst it is visible that some developed countries of the EU do not approve the carrying forward of these units after 2012, Romania ...

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