An experienced China carbon and energy reporter has joined Carbon Pulse from Thomson Reuters to boost the depth and quality of coverage of what will be the world’s biggest emissions trading scheme.
Kathy Chen has taken up a position as researcher at Carbon Pulse after having covered Chinese carbon markets and climate policy for Reuters and Point Carbon since 2010, as well as renewables, coal, natural gas and oil.
“We are excited about having Kathy on board. Her knowledge and network in China’s environmental markets are unrivalled,” said Stian Reklev, Carbon Pulse co-founder and the company’s chief representative in China.
She will also form part of Carbon Pulse’s team covering the COP-22 climate talks in Marrakech next month.
Chen has a very strong track record, breaking the news in 2011 that China would set up pilot emissions trading markets – some two months before the government’s official announcement.
Chen has covered carbon markets since 2010, when she joined the Beijing office of Point Carbon, which was shortly thereafter acquired by Thomson Reuters.
Before that she worked for Xinhua news agency’s Outlook Magazine, tracking major international news developments.
“With Kathy in the team, we will be able to expand our Chinese coverage to ensure Carbon Pulse subscribers get the best possible news and insight as the government gears up to launch the national cap-and-trade programme next year,” said Reklev.