Users that are creating a sign in for the Registry and applying to open a UK ETS Trading Account will be able to from 6th April 2021. All other users will be able to register from 4th May 2021. Please refer to the UK ETS Homepage for further information.

UK Emissions Trading Registry

The UK Emissions Trading Registry operates in a similar way to an online bank account. The Registry is a secure web-based application that serves as both the UK Emissions Trading Scheme Registry (UK ETS Registry) and the UK Kyoto Protocol Registry.

UK ETS Registry records include:

  • allowances held in Operator Holding Accounts, Aircraft Operator Holding Accounts, Trading Accounts and Government Accounts
  • the movement of allowances between accounts and details of verified emissions and allowances surrendered by operators
  • matters relating to the free allocation of allowances to Operator Holding Accounts and Aircraft Operator Holding Accounts

UK Kyoto Protocol Registry records include:

  • international units held in Person Holding Accounts and Government Accounts
  • the movement of international units between accounts
  • the details of any international units arising from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) transferred to Person Holding Accounts from the CDM Registry

Apply for access to the Registry

Operators of stationary installations and Aircraft Operators who have been issued with UK ETS permits or plans will have Operator Holding Accounts or Aircraft Operator Holding Accounts opened for them by the Registry Administrator, and will receive instructions about how to access these when they are available.

Individuals or organisations that wish to receive, hold or trade UK ETS allowances can apply to open a Trading Account in the UK ETS Registry. For participation in the Kyoto Protocol, individuals or organisations that wish to receive, hold or trade international units can apply to open a Person Holding Account in the UK Kyoto Protocol Registry.

All users must create a sign in to access the Registry.

Before you start

To create a Registry sign in, you'll need:

  • your work email address
  • a mobile phone or tablet to set up two-factor authentication

You'll be asked to enter information including:

  • your full name and date of birth
  • your work contact details, including phone number and address

Create a Registry sign in

You can apply online for a Registry sign in. You'll need a smartphone that can download a third party application to complete this process.

Create sign in

I already have a Registry sign in

You'll need your password and two-factor authentication app, for example FreeOTP, to sign in to the Registry.

Sign in