Oct 23, 2019 Dec 8, 2019
Chengdu, Sichuan

In line with the National ETS Training Notice for the Power Sector on Allowance Allocation Trial Calculation and Administrative Management, issued by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) (环办培训函〔2019〕132号), eight sessions consisting of 17 training courses were successfully conducted in 15 Chinese cities between 23 October and 8 December. More than 4,400 trainees from provincial and local authorities, supporting agencies and key emitting enterprises from the power generation sector took part in the training courses that featured many renowned carbon market experts from NCSC, Tsinghua University, China Electricity Council and others.

The courses covered four main aspects: (I) Climate change policies and the national ETS; (II) Management of emissions data reporting, allowance allocation, trading, surrendering allowances, and compliance management by the provincial departments; (III) Registry system and account management in the trading system, emissions data reporting and compliance by the covered entities; (IV) Trial calculation of allowance allocations and simulation trading. During the training, participants could calculate the allocation for their companies according to two drafts on allocation rules from the MEE and give feedback to the latter. Apart from providing financial assistance, the GIZ ETS project held presentations on international ETS experiences and the EU ETS.

Training in Chengdu, Sichuan Province Copyright GIZ 2019




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.