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

National Emissions Trading System (ETS) Interim Ordinance Listed in 2021 Legislative Plan of the State Council

On 11 June 2021, the State Council issued the Notice for the Legislative Plan of 2021 – a document in which the country’s highest-ranking administrative body notifies other government agencies of the legislative work they are expected to fulfill in a given year. Given that the “National Emissions Trading System (ETS) Interim Ordinance” is mentioned in said report, one can expect the decree to be published before the end of the year. Recently, the MEE asked provincial governments, financial regulators, and other authorities to comment on a draft of the Ordinance. After the first round of consultations earlier this year, the MEE had already submitted a draft to the State Council and the Ministry of Justice.

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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.