Join Climate Change Agreements

Join the Climate Change Agreements

Sites that are eligible to join the Chemical Sector Climate Change Agreement (CCA) can apply at any time up to the last two months of each of the first three target periods. The first three target periods run from:

  • Jan 2013 to Dec 2014
  • Jan 2015 to Dec 2016
  • Jan 2017 to Dec 2018 - All new Underlying Agreements must be activated by the EA by 31 Oct 18.

This means that new entrant applications need to be submitted to CIABATA as early as possible. Applications submitted after 30 Jun 18 run the risk of not being completed on time.

In exchange for individually committing to the sector’s 11.2% energy efficiency improvement target, between 2008 and the fourth target period (Jan 2019 to Dec 2020) new entrants benefit from:

  • Relief from the Climate Change Levy (90% off CCL on electricity and 65% off CCL on gas, LPG and solid fuels)
  • Exclusion from the Carbon Reduction Commitment

Prospective participants need to complete the following steps to join:

  1. Demonstrate to CIABATA that their site(s) are eligible for a Chemical Sector CCA.  Sites with part A activities under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) are eligible to join a chemical sector CCA.
  2. Apply to become a member of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) or its subsidiary company, CIABATA, which manages the CCA (if not already a CIA member).
  3. Source measured throughput and consumption data for the base-year (2008 as standard). Newly established sites can enter a CCA if they commit to collect data for an agreed 12-month baseline period.
  4. Complete the materials provided by CIABATA to support the participants’ application. We will review this information and submit an application to the regulator, the Environment Agency (EA).
  5. Once the EA have issued a CCA for the participant’s site(s), the participant may instruct their energy suppliers to apply their CCL relief entitlements to their energy bills.