Sino-German Cooperation
on Biodiversity, Climate and Environment
On behalf of International Climate Initiative (IKI)

International Workshop “Inclusion of the Civil Aviation Sector in Domestic ETS” (Beijing)

27-28 July 2015 – In 2011, the Chinese government announced to gradually establish a carbon market in China as one instrument to tackle the rising carbon emissions. Therefore seven pilots for carbon emissions trading have been selected by the central government. All seven pilot ETS have successfully been implemented by now. The national ETS is scheduled to be operational latest by 2017. Civil aviation will most likely be one of the covered sectors in the initial stage of the national ETS.

Mr. Handke with public

In order to further enhance the stakeholder’s capacities on ETS, related to civil aviation in China, the Sino-German Project “Capacity Building for the establishment of emissions trading schemes (ETS) in China” and the China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology (CAST) jointly implemented a comprehensive workshop in Beijing, on 27th and 28th July 2015.

Dr. Pelchen_2

High level experts from the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt), a senior verifier from EU-ETS and domestic experts from CAAC and CAST shared their expertise as speakers during this workshop. The workshop offered an interactive platform to introduce the experience of EU-ETS and Shanghai ETS pilot in regard to the civil aviation sector.

Mr Handke


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Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)
Ms. Cao facilitates policy exchange between German and Chinese governments and coordinates work streams on south-south-north cooperation, climate legislation and finance to support China in strengthening its climate governance system. Besides, she supports the development of new projects. She studied at Humboldt University of Berlin, Free University of Berlin and Technical University of Munich, having extensive research experiences on climate and energy policies in China and Germany. Before joining GIZ, she worked at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) for many years.