Sino-German Project on Capacity Building for the Establishment of ETS in China

Auction of 2 million CO2 allowances for companies with a carbon permit deficit in Tianjin

June 19, 2019 – The city of Tianjin will auction 2 million CO2 allowances on June 27. The auction will only be open to companies that finished 2018 with a deficit of carbon permits and companies cannot purchase more allowances than required to fulfill their 2018 compliance obligation. Despite the auction, there seems to be […]

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MEE rolls out process to create a list of power plants that will be included in the national ETS

May 27, 2019 – The Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) issued a notice on the process of producing a list of power plants (incl. captive power plants) that will be included in the national ETS. The list is a major step towards the creation of a national emissions trading market. On the provincial level, […]

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An Introduction to China’s Power Industry Participating in ETS

With the profound adjustment of the world energy landscape and the continuously intensified environment and resource constraints, the power industry in China is facing new challenges, including carbon emission control and the marketization of institutional mechanisms. As the situation of climate change is getting increasingly severe, air pollution control in China has been significantly strengthened, and the ecological and environmental restraints have been further tightened.


MEE published Draft Interim Regulation for ETS

On the 29th of March 2019, the MEE initiated a public consultation on the draft Interim Regulations on the Management of Carbon Emissions Trading It is the first official document on China’s national ETS since its official launch in Dec. 2017. The following is an outline of the main takeaways from the draft: • The […]

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Final Round of GIZ-NCSC ETS Trainings in 2018

Nov 15, 2018Nov 21, 2019

2018 in Wuhan GIZ and the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) carried out the fifth and sixth sessions of the ETS trainings to support the implementation of China’s “National Carbon Market Development Plan (Power Generation Sector)”. The trainings took place in Zhengzhou (Henan) and Wuhan (Hubei) between 15th and 21st […]

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Carbon market development at the 12th China New Energy International Forum

A panel discussion on carbon market development took place at the 12th China New Energy International Forum. The panel featured three members of the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament, Mr. Yvo Belet, Mr. Bas Eickhout and Mr. Seb Dance, as well as Ms. Deanna Easton, Australian Embassy, Mr. Dai Yande from Low Carbon Alliance, […]

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GIZ-ICAP International Advanced ETS Training Course

The objective of this advanced training program was to provide trainees with a better understanding of various aspects of designing Emissions Trading Systems (ETS), and to discuss its practical implementation. The course was moderated by experienced experts and trainers such as policymakers, representatives from international organisations and professionals from research institutions, academia, private sector and consulting agencies from China and abroad. Moreover, the training provided great opportunities to facilitate exchange, discussions and professional networking for both, trainers and trainees.


GIZ-ICAP International Advanced ETS Training 2018 in Haikou

Oct 22, 2018Oct 26, 2018

From 22nd to 26th October 2018, GIZ China and the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), together with SinoCarbon, Hainan DRC and the Hainan Normal University convened an international advanced ETS training course in the city of Haikou. Participants came from the government of the national, regional and local level as well as from academia, think tanks, business and industry.

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MEE confirms responsibility for ETS

October 10, 2018 – The newly established Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) published a detailed organisational plan of its Department of Climate Change (DCC), explicitly mentioning ETS as part of its responsibilities. The Division of Domestic Policy and Compliance – that now also has a second name added in brackets: Division for Carbon Emissions […]

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IPCC Report highlights role of carbon pricing to achieve 1.5 degree target

October 08, 2018 – According to the new scientific report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations, limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial level could stave off the most catastrophic consequences of climate change. Human activities are estimated to have caused 1 degree Celsius global warming already, […]

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