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China ETS launch expected next week as government calls meeting

Published 10:39 on December 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:47 on December 14, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China is expected to announce the launch of its emissions trading scheme next week after a government document surfaced on Thursday showing the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is organising a teleconference with relevant ministries and provincial governments about the ETS on Dec. 19.

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AIIB’s first China investment targets carbon emissions

Published 09:54 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:01 on December 11, 2017  /  China  /  No Comments

The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on Monday approved a $250 million loan to a project that aims to boost China’s efforts in switching from coal to gas.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Dec. 08, 2017

Published 12:36 on December 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:36 on December 8, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Below is a table of the closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week. All prices are in RMB, and volumes in tonnes of CO2e. Data sourced from local exchanges.

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China’s power conglomerates turn to bond market to fund renewables

Published 11:24 on December 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:30 on December 8, 2017  /  China, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s big power conglomerates are seeking funding from fixed income investors to build renewable energy projects, and are increasing offerings of green bonds and other renewable-backed instruments.

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China’s environment watchdog eases coal-burning ban amid gas shortage

Published 10:08 on December 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:34 on December 7, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has eased restrictions on coal burning in 28 northern cities during the winter season after a recent outcry over heating cuts due to a gas supply shortage.

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Record high LNG prices highlight regulatory challenges in China’s energy transition

Published 09:59 on December 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:16 on December 6, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

Chinese officials this week called a meeting with LNG market participants to urge them to contain prices that have hit record highs on the back of air pollution policies, highlighting some of the risks associated with far-reaching regulatory moves such as the country’s impending CO2 emissions trading scheme.

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China, Canada step up climate partnership to fill Trump void

Published 10:34 on December 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:23 on December 5, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, China, Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday issued a joint statement on climate change, pledging to intensify their cooperation on climate change and clean energy issues, including carbon markets.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Dec. 01, 2017

Published 11:44 on December 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:44 on December 1, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Below is a table of the closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week. All prices are in RMB, and volumes in tonnes of CO2e. Data sourced from local exchanges.

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China ponders voluntary ETS verification after poor CO2 data brings headaches

Published 14:46 on November 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:48 on November 30, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China may exempt ETS participants from having to undergo mandatory third-party verification on their emissions output after inaccurate data submitted by local auditing agencies has brought headaches for the country’s top decision-makers.

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Chinese firm makes overseas acquisition to trade carbon in EU ETS, CORSIA

Published 09:52 on November 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:54 on November 27, 2017  /  Aviation, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Chinese trading firm Sovran has reached a deal to buy a NYSE-Euronext listed telecoms company, which it intends to use as a platform to trade carbon in the EU ETS and CORSIA aviation offset market.

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