Allowance - Emissions Annex Provision

From The Jolly Contrarian
Jump to navigation Jump to search
EU Emissions Allowance Transaction Annex to the 2005 ISDA Commodity Definitions

A Jolly Contrarian owner’s manual™

Allowance in a Nutshell

The JC’s Nutshell summary of this term has moved uptown to the subscription-only ninja tier. For the cost of ½ a weekly 🍺 you can get it here. Sign up at Substack.

Allowance in all its glory

Allowance: Means, in respect of an EU Emissions Allowance Transaction, an allowance to emit one tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent during a specified period which is valid for meeting emissions related commitment obligations under the Scheme and which is of the specified Allowance Type and relates to the Specified Compliance Period.

Comparison

See our natty emissions comparison table between the IETA, EFET and ISDA versions of emissions trading docs

Resources and Navigation

Index: Click to expand:

Pro tip: for tons of information about EU ETS and EU financial services regulation see Michał Głowacki’s magnificent emissions-euets.com website.

Emissions trading documentation

Overview

edit

The definition of Allowance is more or less the same in all three emissions trading documentation regimes. Compare:
ISDA: Allowance
IETA: Allowance
EFET: Allowance

Summary

edit

Well — not quite the same. The IETA, which in most other regards falls over itself to be more verbose, is positively terse in comparison with the ISDA and EFET Annex, never getting into the weeds of how many tonnes of carbon dioxide an allowance entitles one to emit, or anything like that. Perhaps it is future-proofing itself. Time will tell: the proof of the pudding is in, well, the future.

The EFET and the ISDA allow themselves some successor protection through their “such other type of unit as may be recognised as, valid for the purposes of meeting the requirements of applicable law” so we don’t suppose anything much turns on it. But it would be fun, one day, if it did.

Premium content

Here the free bit runs out. Subscribers click 👉 here. New readers sign up 👉 here and, for ½ a weekly 🍺 go full ninja about all these juicy topics 👇
edit
  • The JC’s famous Nutshell summary of this clause
Template:M premium EUA Annex Allowance

See also

edit

Template:M sa EUA Annex Allowance

References