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China’s NDRC fends off calls to share ETS oversight, build in east-west split

Published 11:21 on March 28, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:21 on March 28, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

The National Development and Reform Commission has dismissed proposals from a host of other ministries to jointly regulate the national emissions trading scheme while also nixing calls to reduce the responsibilities China’s poorer provinces will face under the programme.

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Guangdong auction settles above secondary market

Published 11:05 on March 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:18 on March 27, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Guangdong’s third CO2 permit auction for the 2016 compliance year held Monday was oversubscribed by 50% and cleared above secondary market prices, according to an announcement from the China Emissions Exchange in Guangzhou.

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China, New Zealand to strengthen cooperation on carbon markets, seek links

Published 09:18 on March 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:19 on March 27, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's National ETS, New Zealand  /  No Comments

China and New Zealand on Monday signed a joint climate action plan that includes cooperating closely on carbon markets, a move that could eventually lead to linking of Asia-Pacific emissions trading schemes.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Mar 24, 2017

Published 12:15 on March 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:15 on March 24, 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 national ETS may start without access to offsets -sources

Published 10:38 on March 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:38 on March 23, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China could rule out the use of offsets when it launches its national emissions trading scheme later this year in a bid to bolster demand for allowances, according to sources familiar with the situation, a move that would also cut off potential funding for thousands of domestic carbon-cutting projects.

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ALLCOT’s voluntary market report – March 2017

Published 18:20 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:20 on March 22, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

With the end of the financial year approaching, corporate buyers are keen to complete their budgeted offsetting and so demand has picked up in the last month. Project developer and carbon trader ALLCOT provides a snapshot of the market.

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China’s most polluted province sets CO2 target but emissions set to rise

Published 12:51 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:51 on March 22, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s Hebei province has pledged to cut its carbon intensity by a fifth and lean on neighbouring Beijing in building a carbon market, but absolute emission levels are set to increase as industrial output is capped at levels above current production.

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Don’t link carbon markets, policymakers are told

Published 01:37 on March 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:15 on March 22, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

Linking carbon markets increases volatility and makes it less likely that they achieve emission reductions, an article in the journal Nature argued, proposing instead that policymakers “keep it simple” on carbon pricing.

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IBM partners with blockchain venture to target Chinese carbon market

Published 09:42 on March 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:50 on March 20, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

US technology company IBM and the China-based Energy-Blockchain Lab on Monday announced they had developed a carbon asset management platform for China, hoping to get a foothold in the country’s CO2 trading market when the national ETS launches later this year.

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In blow to developers, China confirms freeze to carbon offset pipeline

Published 13:08 on March 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:08 on March 17, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China has halted the processing of its offset pipeline, regulators said this week, confirming what many developers had suspected while addressing the uncertainty that has both plagued the market over the past few months and created a bottleneck of hundreds of carbon-cutting projects.

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