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

Shanghai will hold additional auction for ETS compliance

July 16, 2018 – Shanghai announced that it will offer 2 million carbon allowances in an additional auction on July 31. The goal of this auction is to help emitters comply with the ETS after shortages of certificate supply. The auctioning will be limited to ETS participants and the allowances bought must be used for compliance. Originally, this year’s compliance deadline had been set for June 30. It was postponed by a month due to some emitters facing compliance problems because they were unable to purchase permits. This situation was caused by the tendency of many potential sellers to hoard their allowances due to uncertainties related to the transition to the national ETS.


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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.