Sino-German Cooperation
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China Celebrates Formal Start of Emissions Trading

Years of groundwork came to a conclusion with the official ushering in of trading in the Chinese national emissions trading system (ETS) on 16 July 2021. The launch ceremony, which was simultaneously officiated in the cities of Beijing, Wuhan and Shanghai, saw Vice Premier HAN Zheng, in the presence of

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MEE Postpones Launch of Online Emissions Trading

Despite the Ministry of Ecology and Environment’s (MEE) statement at a press conference in May, the government body has declared that the launch of the online trading function for its national ETS will be postponed to a later date, likely July. No reasons for the delay were given. The national

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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.