On April 20th, 2018, China Carbon Forum (CCF) together with ICF, convened a roundtable of the ETS Industry Expert Panel in Beijing, which will help to inform the development of China’s national ETS. The panel was established to support the 2017 China Carbon Pricing Survey project, and continues to inform the 2018 China Carbon Pricing Survey, which is sponsored by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Energy Foundation China, and is jointly implemented by CCF and ICF, together with support from Tsinghua University China Carbon Market Center, Sinocarbon, and the Norwegian Environment Agency.


Sino-German Cooperation on Emissions Trading Systems, Carbon Market Mechanisms, and Industry-related N2O Mitigation

Project country
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)
07/2012 - 09/2022

The project has been supporting the development of ETS in China since 2012. Since the launch of the Chinese national ETS, the project provides support to further refine the ETS and strengthen the political and technical dialogue between China and Germany on carbon market topics. Since 2020, the project also supports the abatement of industry related N2O emissions through capacity building, studies, workshops, and various exchange formats.