Only China Certified Emission Reduction (CCER) credits are eligible, with a limit if 5% of annual allowances. At least 50% must come from projects within the city of Beijing. Some sources of credits are not permitted and reductions have to be achieved after after January 1st of 2013 or after February 16th of 2005 for forestry carbon sequestration projects. Verified carbon emission reductions from energy saving projects are also allowed.


Sino-German Cooperation on Emissions Trading Systems, Carbon Market Mechanisms, and Industry-related N2O Mitigation

Project country
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)
Implementation Partners
National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation of the People's Republic of China (NCSC)
07/2012 - 09/2022

The project has been supporting the development of ETS in China since 2012. Since the launch of the Chinese national ETS, the project provides support to further refine the ETS and strengthen the political and technical dialogue between China and Germany on carbon market topics. Since 2020, the project also supports the abatement of industry related N2O emissions through capacity building, studies, workshops, and various exchange formats.