German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) at the Federal Environment Agency
The German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) at the Federal Environment Agency is responsible for the implementation of the European and international emissions trading in Germany. In DEHSt all trading accounts of the German national emissions trading registry be conducted. Also representing the DEHSt the Federal Republic of Germany in matters of participation in international climate protection projects.
Directorate General Employment, European Commission (Directorate-General Environment of the EU Commission)
The Generaldirektoriat the European Union (EU) coordinates the climate change policy of the European Union. The main instrument for reducing emissions within the EU is by Generaldirektoriat in cooperation with the environmental authorities of the Member States managed European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).
Secretariat of the United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC Secretariat)
The Climate Change Secretariat of the United Nations with headquarters in Bonn has been created after the entry into force of the Climate Framework Rio (1992), to assist the signatories in implementing the agreements reached. The main tasks of the climate change secretariat, the organization of the annual meetings of the COP, the regulation of the project mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol (1997) and the management of the infrastructure for the international emissions trading.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
This panel of internationally renowned experts in fields related to climate change is a scientific organization established end of the 80ies located in Geneva (Switzerland). In regular intervals, it compiles and publishes reports on the present state of climate science. In addition, the IPCC sets guidelines for the UNFCCC-member states on how to establish national inventory reports.