The German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) at the Federal Environment Agency is the competent national authority to implement the market instruments of the Kyoto Protocol.
We aim to lead emissions trading to both ecological and economical success. Thus, we work in close cooperation with enterprises whose installations or aircrafts are subject to EU emissions trading and support the work of the verifying bodies. Furthermore, DEHSt is the contact point for the German Federal Ministry for Environment, the federal states, and the competent clean air authorities on the federal state level. On the national and international level, we work continuously on the development of emissions trading and the further integration of the Kyoto Protocol’s project-based mechanisms (Joint Implementation – JI and Clean Development Mechanism – CDM).
DEHSt is also the „Designated National Authority“ (DNA) for CDM projects and the „Designated Focal Point“ (DFP) for JI projects regarding the approval of the respective climate protection projects.
We communicate with our partners mainly electronically. This concerns the application procedure, the allocation of certificates, as well as the account management in the national registry, and annual emissions reporting. In 2006 DEHSt was voted “best virtual organisation” in the German eGovernment competition for public offices at federal, state, and local levels.
Our employees are committed to the mission of the Federal Environment Agency.