In December 2020, there have been three regional pilot ETSs – Fujian, Guangdong and Tianjin – which published their allowance allocation plans for the year 2020.

According to the “(Trial) Administrative Measures” (draft for public comments) issued by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), the companies covered by the regional ETS from 2019-2020 will be exempted from the national emission trading system for the corresponding years.

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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.