The question of implementation arose with respect to Lithuania’s 2010 annual inventory submission. Consequently, it was found that the Lithuanian national system did not operate fully in accordance with the general and specific functions as set out in the guidelines for national systems. In particular, the institutional, legal and procedural arrangements failed in estimating emissions and sinks covered by the Protocol, and for reporting and archiving this information in accordance with the methods described in the revised 1996 IPCC guidelines. Further, the national system was unable to comply with the preparation of information under Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Kyoto Protocol, for land-use change and forestry activities.
On 21 December 2011, the enforcement branch determined that Lithuania was not in compliance with the guidelines for national systems and consequently not eligible to participate in in the transfer and sale of emission credits. In March 2012 and June 2012, Lithuania submitted its plan of implementation and updated reports respectively. On 24 October 2012, the branch decided that there no longer continued to be a question of implementation with respect to Lithuania and reinstated Lithuania’s eligibility eligible to participate in the mechanisms under articles 6, 12 and 17 of the Protocol.
|09/16/2011||Not Available||Download||Report of the individual review of the annual submission of Lithuania submitted in 2010|
|12/21/2011||Not Available||Download||Final Decision of the Enforcement Branch of the Compliance Committee|
|03/27/2012||Not Available||Download||Compliance Implementation Plan|
|10/24/2012||Not Available||Download||Decision regarding reinstatement of eligibility|