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Shanghai pledges CO2 peak around 2025

Published 09:19 on March 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:28 on March 9, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s financial centre Shanghai, eager to keep its local emissions trading scheme alive beyond this year, has vowed to peak its CO2 output around 2025 and eventually decarbonise its industry by investing in green technologies, the municipal government said.

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Chinese lawmaker pushes mandatory CO2 publication for ETS companies

Published 12:11 on March 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:43 on March 8, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Companies due to be brought into China’s national emissions trading scheme should be obligated to publish their annual CO2 emissions data and how many allowances they are holding, a lawmaker said Wednesday.

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China eyes 4% carbon intensity cut in 2017

Published 09:25 on March 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:18 on March 6, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China will aim to cut the carbon intensity of its economy by 4% this year, the government said Sunday, a target that will likely guide the allocation of CO2 permits in the first year of its emissions trading scheme.

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Expectations grow that China ETS might kick off at half steam

Published 09:22 on March 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:16 on March 6, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

With significant preparations yet to be made, expectations are growing that China’s emissions trading scheme might launch later this year with only a few of the covered sectors participating from the start.

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China parliamentary advisors pull for carbon trading rule adjustments

Published 10:39 on March 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:13 on March 3, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The annual conference of an advisory body to China’s parliament kicked off on Friday with some members promoting carbon trading related regulations that would benefit their companies or regions.

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HK-listed firm ties link with Shenzhen carbon exchange, eyeing role in China ETS

Published 13:06 on March 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:27 on March 2, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

A Hong Kong-listed solar firm said on Wednesday that it has signed a strategic deal with the China Emissions Exchange in Shenzhen to develop climate derivatives targeting the mainland’s emissions trading scheme.

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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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