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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MEE publishes list of firms that supported data manipulation in the Chinese national ETS during the first compliance period

After July 2021 reports had shown that the technical service company China Carbon Energy Investment and S&T (中碳能投科技有限公司) falsified emission data and supported key enterprises in their effort to manipulate their data of the first compliance cycle, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) announced to increase its attention on the quality of emission data.

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