Sino-German Project on Capacity Building for the Establishment of ETS in China

Accelerating the construction of national ETS is one of the key tasks for China’s 2021 national plan

China’s Annual Central Economic Work Conference was held in Beijing from December 16th-18th. The conference set out key tasks for the next year. Preparing the work for the planned carbon peak but also carbon neutrality are among these tasks. The conference pointed out that China is striving to reach a carbon dioxide emissions peak before […]

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Fujian, Guangdong and Tianjin announced allowances allocation plans for 2020 for their respective pilot ETS

In December 2020, there have been three regional pilot ETSs – Fujian, Guangdong and Tianjin – which published their allowance allocation plans for the year 2020. According to the “(Trial) Administrative Measures” (draft for public comments) issued by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), the companies covered by the regional ETS from 2019-2020 will […]

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MEE released draft trial administrative measures as well as supplementary guidelines (registration, trading & clearing, monitoring & reporting, and verification) for China’s national ETS

Since November, the MEE consecutively released draft versions of the trial administrative measures as well as supplementary guidelines (registration, trading & clearing, allocation plan, monitoring & reporting, and verification) for China’s national ETS and called for public comments. On November 02nd, November 20th, December 04th and December 16th, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) […]

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MEE officially published the “2019-2020 cap setting and allowances allocation plan (power generation sector) of China’s national ETS”

On December 30th, 2020, the MEE officially issued the “2019-2020 cap setting and allowances allocation plan (power generation sector) of China’s national ETS”. Local authorities have been asked to complete the pre-allocation by January 29th, 2021. Compared to the previous draft released in November the number of covered companies decreased to 2,225 from 2,267. Furthermore, […]

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Series of Training on Emissions Data Reporting for Shenyang’s Local Industry Sectors

Nov 13, 2020Dec 18, 2020

On November 13, December 17-18, 2020, the Shenyang Municipal Bureau of Ecology and Environment (SYBEE) invited local company representatives from its local industry sectors to participate in a series of training on emissions data reporting to the national emissions trading scheme. GIZ, together with experts from the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International […]

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MEE Plans to Include More Sectors in the National ETS During 14th FYP

At a conference on September 27, following the climate announcement of President Xi Jinping at the UN General Assembly, Mr. Li Gao, Director General of the Department of Climate Change of the MEE, Professor He Jiankun, former Vice President of Tsinghua University and Mr. Xu Huaqing, Director of the National Center for Climate Change Strategy […]

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Beijing Plans to Build National CCER Trading Center as Part of Pilot Free Trade Zone

On September 21, the State Council approved new pilot free trade zones in Beijing and in the provinces of Hunan, Anhui, and Zhejiang. In the overall development plan for Beijing, a national CCER trading center will be established. The Beijing Equity Exchange is likely to lead the process. Setting up new free trade zones is […]

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Meeting to Commemorate the 2020 International Ozone Day in China Held Online

The Meeting to Commemorate the 2020 International Ozone Day in China was held by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) on September 16, with the theme “Strengthen the Supervision and Management of Montreal Protocol Implementation and Build a Long-term Mechanism for Implementing the Protocol”. Mr. Zhao Yingmin, Vice Minister of MEE, attended and addressed […]

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GIZ supports countrywide MEE training series on National ETS

Oct 23, 2019Dec 8, 2019
Chengdu, Sichuan

In line with the National ETS Training Notice for the Power Sector on Allowance Allocation Trial Calculation and Administrative Management, issued by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) (环办培训函〔2019〕132号), eight sessions consisting of 17 training courses were successfully conducted in 15 Chinese cities between 23 October and 8 December. More than 4,400 trainees from […]

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