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

Verifier Training for Guangdong ETS Pilot – Best Practices from EU-ETS (Guangzhou)

30-31 July 2015 – In order to reach the goal of reducing the CO2 emission per GDP unit by 17% in 2015 based on 2010 levels, China has successfully implemented local ETS pilots in Beijing, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Hubei and Guangdong.

Guangdong Province is planning to include various additional sectors into its local ETS, including ceramics, textile, non-ferrous metal, plastic, paper making, transportation and buildings. Soon it will conduct inventory in these newly included sectors. Furthermore, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) requests provincial DRCs to organize Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reporting for key enterprises in 2015. Therefore, capacity building for verifiers is vital and urgently needed.

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In order to further improve and reinforce the capacities for related institutions on questions and practical application of the MRV system, the Sino-German Project “Capacity Building for the establishment of emissions trading schemes (ETS) in China” implemented a comprehensive Verifier Training for Guangdong ETS Pilot in Guangzhou, on 30th and 31st July 2015.

Alexander Handke_GZ

High level experts from the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) and a senior verifier from EU-ETS shared their expertise as speakers during this training. It offered an interactive platform to introduce best practices and experiences of the verifying system in EU-ETS to verification institutions and carbon emission report verifiers from Guangdong. The introduction of local inventory guidelines in Guangdong was also tackled.

Artur Pelchen_GZ

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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.