The case arose with respect to Greece’s failure to establish an initial report to facilitate the calculation of the Kyoto Protocol’s Parties’ assigned amount and to demonstrate its capacity to account for emissions and the assigned amount (Kyoto Protocol, article 5(1)). In particular, the maintenance of the institutional and procedural arrangements, the arrangements for the technical competence of relevant staff, and the capacity for timely performance of the Greek national system appeared as unresolved problems. On 17 April 2008, the enforcement branch thus determined that Greece was not in compliance with the guidelines for national systems and therefore not eligible to participate in the emission trading mechanisms under articles 6, 12 and 17 of the Protocol. In July and October 2008, Greece submitted revised reports and plans. On 13 November 2008, the branch decided that there no longer continued to be a question of implementation with respect to Greece's eligibility, and that Greece was fully eligible to participate in the mechanisms under articles 6, 12 and 17 of the Protocol.
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