This Marine Information Notice was issued on 5 May 2023.
The UK Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) regime includes the obligation for ship operators and verifiers to collect and report emissions data.
In order to help the industry prepare to start reporting under the UK MRV the Department for Transport has prepared the following information attached as an Annex (please see below).
This provides advice to stakeholders on legal and practical considerations for the introduction of the UK MRV regime.
As detailed in the Annex, although the legislation underpinning the UK MRV regime required data to be collected from the 2021 period onward, the Department recognised the need for further preparation and required the data collection to commence from January 2022.
Additionally, the Department is working to develop a digital reporting system and has taken a decision to delay the requirement for ship operators to report emissions until the digital reporting system is fully operational.
Ship operators and verifiers should continue to collect, verify and hold the data routinely, but are not required to report the data until further guidance on the digital reporting system is issued.
No enforcement action will be taken by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency until reporting begins.
Please refer to the Annex (in the document below) for further details.