climate
Mar 14, 2019

GIZ and SEEE hold International Workshop on the Construction, Operation, and Supervision of an ETS Trading Platform in China

Mar 12, 2019 Mar 14, 2019
Shanghai, China

Participants and experts at the International Workshop on the Construction, Operation, and Supervision of an ETS Trading Platform in China in Shanghai © GIZ/SEEE

On the 12th to 14th of March 2019, the GIZ and the Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange (SEEE) together with the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) and the European Energy Exchange (EEX) organized a technical workshop to discuss practical aspects of establishing, operating and supervising an emissions trading platform in Shanghai. 35 participants engaged in in-depth discussions on market operations, surveillance and the auctioning within the Chinese and European carbon markets.

On the first day, Mr. Qian Guoqiang from SinoCarbon and Ms. Lu Bingqing from SEEE set the scene by introducing the current status of China’s national ETS and its national trading platform. Mr. Jan Weiss from the DEHSt introduced the EU ETS and its legal framework on the European and the national level. Mr. Michael Mueller from EEX provided insights on the legal framework of exchange trading in Germany and the EEX.

The second day was dedicated to the topics of market operations and market surveillance. Ms. Maria Ziesche and Mr. Henning Hentschke from EEX and Ms. Zhang Wenqing and Mr. Fan Dongxing from SEEE provided input on the practices, lessons learned and challenges in Germany and China.
Auctioning was the main theme for the final day of the workshop. Presentations by Mr. Zang Aoqing from SEEE and Mr. Jan Weiss provided the basis for discussions, while Ms. Maria Ziesche offered participants an inside view of the auctioning system at EEX.
The three-day workshop addressed a variety of issues concerning the construction, operation and supervision of an ETS trading platform. Based on the experiences from both countries, many recommendations emerged out of the discussions. These recommendations will be highly beneficial for the support and development of an effective carbon market in China (report on EEX here). Read more

Sino-German Climate Partnership III

Project country
China
Political Partners
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People's Republic of China (MEE); National Energy Administration of the People's Republic of China (NEA)
Implementation Partners
Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China
Duration
09/2017 – 09/2020

Germany and China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Combatting Climate Change and initiated this bilateral dialogue as "Sino-German Climate Partnership". The project has been established to support the cooperation between the German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE). The new phase of the project starts in 2018 with close alignment to the restructuring at the Chinese government. In this phase, the project aims to advance the policy dialogue and cooperation with the Chinese partners domestically as well as within the international context of climate change. Part of the work will be supporting the development and implementation of China's medium- and long-term low-carbon development strategies, hence by supporting the Chinese government in strengthening the climate governance system. Domestically the SGCP project supports the policy dialogue on climate change (Sino-German Working Group on Climate Change) and enhances the exchange of German experiences and best practices, this includes strengthening capacities for the development of integrated climate and energy action plans as well as adaptation concepts for cities. On international level the SGCP project enhances the knowledge of both patterns about best practices in regard of climate policies and their implementation. For new cooperation topics identified by the Working Group on Climate Change, the project acts as an incubator for IKI development. As interface for information management, it serves a as a hub for exchange between partners of the IKI within and outside China, especially within the UNFCCC process.