Checklist on introducing
Implementation Committee’s cases
Title: Referral by the secretariat concerning compliance by
Country X with the XX Protocol (ref. number)
1. Background
In case of a Follow up to EB Decision
Short description of EB decision and previous EB decisions:
In decision 20XX/XX the Committee was requested to review PARTY’s progress [and timetable] for
achieving compliance with article X, paragraph X of the PROTOCOL. This is/is not first decision of the
case. (Previous EB decisions are: 20XX/XX; 20XX/XX…….).
In case of a secretariat referral
Short overview of the correspondence between the PARTY and the SECRETARIAT:
The secretariat informed PARTY about the deliberations of the Committee at its
xxnd meeting and invited it to provide the requested information until 31 March.
In the letter the secretariat requested….
PARTY submitted a respond/PARTY did not submit respond/PARTY will be present
on the meeting;
To be in particular stressed if the TFEIP submitted a response to the request by the
IC regarding this case (email and report).
2. What are the reported emissions in the latest reported year
compare to ceiling/base year?
Comparable analysis between latest emission data, base year emissions/national ceiling/between
last and previous year if necessary:
According to the latest emission data, POLLUTANT emissions were XX tons/kilograms/grams in latest
reported YEAR compared to the emissions of XX tons/kilograms/grams in BASEYEAR, the base year
for PARTY [or: which was above PARTY’s emission ceiling of XX tons/kilograms/grams], an
exceedance of XX per cent. This information suggested that PARTY was in non-compliance with its
obligation under article X, paragraph X of the PROTOCOL. Compare to the previous year emission
data when POLLUTANT emissions were XX tons/kilograms/grams, PARTY show emissions
reductions/increase of X% (if substantial increase or decrease is notable) or base year POLUTANT
emissions were reported to be of XX tons/kilograms/grams in 2015 whereas they were reported to
be of XX tons/kilograms/grams in 2014 (if substantial difference is notable).
3. Which are the emission sources of the particular pollutant?
Present percentage of the key source in the national emissions of POLUTANT:
According to the PARTY’s respond to the secretariat or/and IIR reported to EEA, the most significant
sources of POLLUTANT emissions in 20XX were 'Road transport'” (XX%), 'Industrial production'
(XX%), 'Commercial, institutional and households' (XX%)……
4. Which measures were implemented to reduce emissions and
which measures are defined for near future?
Description of implemented and future measures:
Specific measures that PARTY had undertaken to reduce emissions in the KEY SECTOR are as
follows… The percentage of emission reduction of the implemented measures in the KEY SECTOR is
PARTY intends to fulfil its emission reduction obligations under the PROTOCOL by defining following
measures for the KEY sector……;
PARTY have start initiatives for preparation or amending of particular legislation which will have
influence on the emission reduction of particular POLLUTANT.
PARTY has undertaken following activates for straightening the capacities for preparation of the
emission inventories and be in compliance with reporting obligations with accordance to article X,
paragraph X of the PROTOCOL (in case PARTY is in non-compliance with reporting obligations).
(The members of the IC should present the most important activities according to which it becomes
obvious if the PARTY is making efforts in achieving compliance with the particular PROTOCOL
5. What is timetable of predicted compliance?
Present timetable of predicted compliance:
The quantitative and projected effects of further and more effective measures should reduce
POLLUTANT emissions up to XX% and the timetable of predicted compliance is 20XX.
(In case timetable of predicted compliance is not reported: Deadline specified by the PARTY by
which timetable of predicted compliance can be reported).
6. Propose possible conclusions by the Committee to be included
into the considerations part
If the conclusion is non-compliant
The information provided to the Committee indicated that PARTY was in non-compliance with its
obligation under article X, paragraph X, of the PROTOCOL with respect to POLLUTANT.
I option - The case should be kept open without a recommendation to the Executive Body
because…. The Committee requested the secretariat to invite PARTY to provide on more specific
information (define needed information) on XXX, before 31 August.
II option - Proposal to make a recommendation to the Executive Body at this time because…
(Indicate reasons for choosing this option)
IF the PARTY is in compliance, the case can be closed