The Meeting to Commemorate the 2020 International Ozone Day in China was held by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) on September 16, with the theme “Strengthen the Supervision and Management of Montreal Protocol Implementation and Build a Long-term Mechanism for Implementing the Protocol”. Mr. Zhao Yingmin, Vice Minister of MEE, attended and addressed the meeting.

The meeting was held via video conference. The meeting was attended by more than 200 people from international agencies and bilateral and multilateral organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the World Bank and GIZ, as well as member ministries of the National Leading Group for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, related departments and bureaus of MEE, ecological and environmental departments/bureaus of all provinces/autonomous regions/municipalities and domestic research institutions, industrial associations, enterprises, as well as China Implementation Expert Panel.

News Network (XIN WEN LIAO BO) broadcasted the meeting and reported that China fulfilled the Vienna Convention’s relevant requirements and the Montreal Protocol on the Ozone Layer Depleting Substances. After joining the Convention, China has phased out more than 280,000 tons of ozone-depleting substances and made significant contributions to ozone layer protection and greenhouse gas emission reduction.

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

Project country
China
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)
Duration
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.