Oct 22, 2018 Oct 26, 2018

(BMU) at the GIZ-ICAP roundtable on ETS in Haikou

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.

The training started with a public event at Hainan Normal University that featured Dr. Dirk Weinreich from the BMU and Mr. Wu Zhenhua from MEE.
For the remaining training, participants delved into discussions on the future design of the Chinese ETS with experts from institutions like IEA, NCSC, Öko-Institut, and Tsinghua University. Read More

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

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 - 03/2020

The Chinese government has set itself the goal of reaching the peak of CO2 emissions by around 2030 and reducing CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by 60 to 65% compared to 2005 levels. To achieve these targets, China is gradually establishing a national Emission Trading System (ETS) as one of the key building blocks of its mitigation strategy. Since the start of the project in 2012, the Sino-German project “Capacity Building for the Establishment of Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS) in China” has been supporting the Chinese government in this endeavour through knowledge transfer and strengthening of the political leverage of key institutions and stakeholders required to develop and operate an ETS. Initially, the project supported the development of the regional pilots ETS. Since 2016, the focus lies on support for the roll out of the national ETS. The project is jointly implemented by GIZ and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of the People’s Republic of China. It is executed on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) within the framework of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) that is financing climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrialising countries, as well as in countries in transition.