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Rate-based cap risks undercutting China ETS, analysts say

Published 09:51 on March 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:55 on March 5, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China risks failing to cut emissions through its national emissions trading scheme if it opts for rate-based CO2 caps based on production levels, according to an academic paper.

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China finalises registry for national ETS, though other work remains

Published 10:44 on February 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:17 on February 21, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China has finalised the registry for its national emissions trading scheme, taking one of several crucial steps necessary to launch the market.

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China ETS emissions accounting improves, study finds

Published 09:44 on February 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 02:24 on February 13, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Chinese companies covered by regional pilot emissions trading schemes submit more correct CO2 data over time, a study has found, adding some hope that the national cap-and-trade programme can operate with credible data.

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Data call shows China sticking to plans to include eight industries in ETS

Published 10:04 on January 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:04 on January 25, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment on Friday ordered emitters in eight major industries to report their 2018 carbon emissions in preparation for the national emissions trading scheme.

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China air pollution permit trade worth $2.8 bln but national launch far off

Published 11:00 on January 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:00 on January 24, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s air pollution permit trade across almost 30 pilot schemes has hit an aggregate value of 19 billion yuan ($2.8 billion), but most of the markets face substantial challenges and a nationwide programme is not on the horizon, according to the country’s finance ministry.

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Global CO2 trading volume spikes 45% in 2018, value soars 250% amid reforms -analysts

Published 21:25 on January 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:27 on January 15, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

Global traded carbon volumes rose 45% in 2018 to a five-year high of 9.1 billion tonnes as the dominant EU ETS market notched stellar price gains, Refinitiv analysts said in an annual market review on Tuesday.

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Former EU carbon trader to head up Engie’s Greater China emissions, power desk

Published 10:35 on January 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:42 on January 3, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A former carbon trader at PetroChina’s London desk has joined Engie as head of carbon and power trading in the Greater China region.

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COP24: China seen on track for ETS launch in late 2020

Published 15:00 on December 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:16 on December 12, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

Government officials are saying little about the possible start date for China’s national emissions trading schemes after two previous delays, but a number of experts familiar with the latest developments say late 2020 remains the likely launch date for the world’s biggest carbon market.

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China builds forest carbon offset portfolio ahead of ETS launch

Published 09:30 on November 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:06 on November 30, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China has developed almost 100 forest carbon projects that will generate offset credits for the national emissions trading scheme, with a view to expanding the portfolio further, according to a government report.

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China flaunts climate achievements, coy on toughening Paris target

Published 09:44 on November 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:29 on November 26, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

China has already met two of its three climate commitments for 2020 and is in a good position to hit its 2030 goal under the Paris Agreement, officials said Monday, without committing to strengthening those targets.

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