Welcome to the Swiss Emissions Trading Registry


Important information

Due to system maintenance operations, Swiss Emissions Trading Registry is not available for transactions from 21 September 2020, 8:00 to 9:00 (local time).

Due to the limited support possibilities in connection with the coronavirus, longer response times must be expected.

Information on linking the Swiss-EU emissions trading systems can be found at Swiss-EU ETS Linking.

Opening hours

The Registry helpdesk is available from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 12pm (local time), except on public holidays
(Tel.: +41 58 462 05 66, Email: emissionsregistry@bafu.admin.ch).

The Registry helpdesk will be closed on the following dates: 25 December 2020 / 1 January 2021.

Auctions

The auctions from 09.03.2020 to 11.03.2020 and from 08.06.2020 to 10.06.2020 were cancelled without any award on the basis of Article 48 paragraph 2 letter b of the CO2 Ordinance, as the clearing price differed significantly from the applicable price on the secondary market in the EU.

Next auctions:

  • Monday, 02.11.2020, 12:00 (local time) to Wednesday, 04.11.2020, 17:00 (local time): 90’000 CHU2
  • A final auction of CHU2 from the commitment period 2013-2020 is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2021.

In accordance with Article 48 paragraph 2 letter b of the CO2 Ordinance, the FOEN may cancel an auction without making an award if the clearing price during the auction period differs significantly from the applicable price on the secondary market in the EU.

Additional information is available at Auction of emissions allowances.

Calendar for the execution of transfers between the registries

From 21 September 2020 onwards, transactions of allowances between Swiss and EU registries can be initiated. The transactions will then be executed on the next date indicated in the calendar below in accordance with the rules applicable in the registry where the request is launched, e.g. only after the transaction delay of the respective registry. Transfers will generally take place twice a month.

Calendar for the execution of transfers between the registries

  • 28.09.2020
  • 05.10.2020
  • 19.10.2020
  • 02.11.2020
  • 16.11.2020
  • 30.11.2020
  • 07.12.2020
  • 16.12.2020
  • 17.12.2020
  • 21.12.2020

Generally, the calendars should cover a period of 12 months, starting from January and ending in December. Transfer dates will be published at least one month in advance as well as any changes to the calendar notwithstanding short-term notices on changes due to unforeseen temporary closures of the registry link (e.g. force majeure, technical and/or security issues).

Additional information is available at Link with the EU emissions trading registry.