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China’s foreign coal investment slows amid OBOR push

Published 11:02 on May 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:10 on May 16, 2017  /  China  /  No Comments

China’s investments in coal-fired power plants in countries in the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) regions have slowed since last year, a report found.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: China, India to beat climate pledges as Trump drags US backwards

Published 16:29 on May 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:29 on May 15, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Other APAC, US  /  No Comments

When it signed the Paris Agreement in 2016, China pledged that its GHGs would peak no later than 2030 and would plunge after that, while the US set a lacklustre emission reduction target that it intended to dramatically improve over time, and India pledged to slow growth in emissions by ratcheting up its renewable sector. Writing from the intersessional UN climate talks in Bonn, Ecosystem Marketplace’s Steve Zwick looks at how the landscape have drastically changed in the past 18 months.

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Half of Guangdong ETS firms yet to partake in CO2 trading

Published 14:15 on May 15, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:09 on May 15, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Half of the roughly 200 participants in China’s biggest pilot emissions trading scheme did not execute a single trade in the first three years of the programme, while covered entities accounted for just 30% of total traded volume, an official report showed.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending May 12, 2017

Published 15:12 on May 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:00 on May 12, 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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CN Markets: Fujian steelmaker puts 4 mln more CO2 permits under custodial contracts

Published 10:19 on May 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:47 on May 12, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The Fujian Sanming Steel Group has signed contracts with two trading firms to handle 4 million CO2 allowances on its behalf as market participants look for profit opportunities in China’s newest regional carbon market just a month before its compliance deadline.

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New South Korean president seen as good news for climate, carbon market

Published 16:36 on May 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:41 on May 10, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea  /  No Comments

The election of left-leaning liberal Moon Jae-in as South Korea’s new president is set to bring about a review of the nation’s coal expansion plans and could slow the process of loosening rules under its emissions trading scheme, according to experts.

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Trimmed China ETS to cover at least 5 billion tonnes of CO2 from start -analysts

Published 15:45 on May 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:51 on May 10, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s national ETS will probably only include three or four sectors when it launches later this year, analysts said, but it will still regulate 5-5.5 billion tonnes of CO2 per year, making it by far the world’s largest market by coverage from the outset.

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China preps allowance allocation rules for three sectors to kickstart ETS

Published 11:38 on May 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:51 on May 9, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China has drawn up draft allocation rules for the three sectors expected to be covered by its national carbon market from the outset, revealing plans to hold back a large share of permits until ex-post adjustments are done in order to guard against potentially faulty historical emissions data.

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Nations do their homework as UN resumes talks on carbon trading rules

Published 18:26 on May 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:26 on May 5, 2017  /  Americas, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

UN climate talks resume in Bonn next week amid tangible signs that many countries are sharpening their focus ahead of a 2018 deadline for agreeing rules on international emissions trade and all other aspects of the Paris Agreement.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending May 5, 2017

Published 14:41 on May 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:41 on May 5, 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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