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China central govt assigns responsibilities for executing ETS launch

Published 10:32 on June 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:48 on June 21, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s central government on Wednesday assigned tasks to specific government organisations in relation to launching the ETS and other climate policies, a move designed to speed up the execution of the programmes.

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CN Markets: Guangdong sees 100% compliance record for third straight year

Published 14:20 on June 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:20 on June 20, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

All 244 companies covered by the Guangdong emissions trading scheme surrendered enough permits to cover their 2016 emissions, meeting Tuesday’s compliance deadline, the provincial government said.

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ANALYSIS: Policy tangles enveloping China’s environmental markets

Published 12:58 on June 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:31 on June 16, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s launch of a new green certificate scheme and a raft of other planned environmental markets risk diluting the value of carbon offsets so long as the government stays silent on how these policies will be coordinated.

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Official stresses need for stable China ETS while issuing warning to speculators

Published 09:29 on June 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:03 on June 16, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China will make sure its national emissions trading scheme starts in a stable manner, a senior government official said Friday, declining to offer any further information on the market’s rules or start date but sending a warning to speculators.

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Productivity Commission urges HK govt to chase carbon trading benefits, own market or not

Published 10:51 on June 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:45 on June 21, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Other APAC  /  No Comments

The Hong Kong government should consider whether to set up its own emissions trading scheme or join mainland China’s market, according to a report by the HK Productivity Commission, which said that regardless, the financial centre should seek out the benefits of positioning itself as a hub for CO2 trading.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Draft programme released

Published 17:34 on June 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:19 on June 13, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

We’re excited to release the draft programme for this year’s Carbon Forward 2017 conference and training day.

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NGO warns of offset credibility threat to China’s carbon market

Published 15:34 on June 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:59 on June 9, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

As many as 52.7 million offsets potentially issued every year in China are of dubious quality and could threaten the integrity of the nation’s fledgling emissions market if they are allowed in the national ETS, environmental campaigners warned on Friday.

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China’s carbon exchanges jockey for influence in non-pilot regions

Published 00:40 on June 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:40 on June 1, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s emissions exchanges are expanding into new regions following a drop in liquidity due to the uncertainty surrounding the national ETS, a move that could close cross-provincial trading gaps.

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IETA members expect UK exit from EU ETS, but spread of global emissions markets -survey

Published 11:46 on May 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:40 on May 24, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, EU ETS, International, Shipping, US  /  No Comments

Six out of 10 respondents in the International Emissions Trading Association’s market sentiment survey expect the UK to drop out of the EU ETS, but most are optimistic that new markets will emerge globally driven by China and the aviation sector.

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Value of world’s carbon pricing schemes edges up year-on-year while govt revenues drop -report

Published 18:10 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:24 on May 24, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The combined value of the world’s carbon markets and CO2 tax regimes rose by 7% in 2017, with eight new pricing initiatives helping to nearly double the total number over the past five years, but government revenues have dropped by some 15%, according to a new report published Tuesday.

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