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China plans green investment banks to drive clean funding

Published 09:26 on February 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:32 on February 27, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China will set up one or two national green development funds and a number of provincial ones to help attract private investments into projects that cut pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the People’s Bank of China’s chief economist said Monday.

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China aims to finalise national ETS work by late July -sources

Published 13:39 on February 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:46 on February 23, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China aims to begin allocating CO2 permits for its national emissions trading scheme in April and to have the system ready in late July, sources said, adding that they see November as a realistic start date despite government officials not yet committing to a launch date.

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China CO2 output could rise again as govt eases coal curbs

Published 09:15 on February 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 07:35 on February 21, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China has eased its target for reducing overcapacity in its coal industry in order to control runaway prices, potentially paving the way for carbon emissions to rise again after several years of modest-to-no growth.

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Germany’s EEX confirms China carbon trading plans

Published 09:39 on February 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:16 on February 17, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

The CEO of Leipzig-based energy exchange EEX on Friday said it would launch an unspecified number of contracts this year aimed at the Chinese emissions trading system.

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Market expects modest prices and low liquidity in China ETS amid unclear rules -survey

Published 09:33 on February 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:30 on February 17, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

Experts predict moderate price levels in the Chinese emissions trading scheme’s early years but are concerned that unclear policies and regulations might be a barrier to trade and lead to low liquidity, a survey showed.

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REPORT: Emissions Trading Worldwide – ICAP Status Report 2017

Published 15:49 on February 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:49 on February 15, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

The International Carbon Action Partnership’s Status Report 2017, released on Feb. 15, provides a testament to the evolution of emissions trading from textbook assumptions to the real world. With the launch of China’s national ETS later this year, carbon markets will operate in economies generating close to half of the world’s GDP and covering more than 15% of global emissions.

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BRIEFING: With mere months left to launch, China faces huge test to ready national ETS

Published 09:40 on February 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:22 on February 15, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China is slated to launch what will become the world’s biggest emissions trading scheme in the second half of 2017, but with only months left almost nothing has been decided on how the market will work.

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China’s Gansu province seeks to get foot in carbon trading door

Published 09:20 on February 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:47 on February 14, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s northwestern Gansu province has released a raft of climate policies and ambitions to underpin a bid to host trading in the national carbon market, which opens later this year.

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China’s Guangdong plans offset futures as first step to new carbon exchange

Published 09:33 on February 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:55 on February 10, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Guangdong is eager to launch offset futures contracts eligible for the national emissions trading scheme as a first step towards setting up a carbon futures exchange, the provincial government said.

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Analysts predict further slowdown in China offset issuance

Published 11:40 on February 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:40 on February 9, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Chinese carbon offset issuances are likely to slow further in the next few months, which could push up CO2 prices in some of the pilot emissions trading schemes, analysts ICIS-Tschach Solutions said.

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