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ANALYSIS: Is China ready for its national ETS?

Published 13:23 on November 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:17 on November 6, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

The long-awaited launch of China’s national carbon trading system is expected in the coming days, but legal, financial and industry issues are piling up and will create big challenges for the scheme, according to experts.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Forests can absorb 1 trillion tonnes of carbon by 2100

Published 16:35 on November 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:47 on November 3, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Forests can play a larger and more important role in reducing climate change emissions than previously thought, according to a suite of research released today.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Nov. 3, 2017

Published 13:31 on November 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:00 on November 3, 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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Global decarb rate steady in 2016 and well short of 2C requirements -PwC

Published 19:03 on November 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:24 on November 2, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Mexico, Other APAC, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Carbon intensity among the Group of 20 major economies maintained its general rate of decline in 2016 but is not decoupling GDP from emissions fast enough to meet Paris Agreement goals, an analysis by consultancy PwC found.

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Shanghai to host China’s national carbon trading exchange, Hubei its registry -sources

Published 10:42 on November 2, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:41 on November 2, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has picked Shanghai to host the exchange for its national emissions trading scheme, while Hubei province will be responsible for the CO2 permit registry.

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Global carbon pricing costs, coverage need to rapidly increase, World Bank report warns

Published 16:57 on November 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:57 on November 1, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The expansion of carbon pricing globally needs to accelerate, while the cost of emitting in most of the jurisdictions that have programmes in place needs to increase rapidly, a World Bank report warned on Wednesday.

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World’s 2C target a distant dream as emissions set to surpass limit by 13 Gt, UN says

Published 11:36 on October 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:15 on October 31, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

The world is far off course to reaching its goal of limiting global temperature rise to 2C, as global emissions are set be 11-13.5 billion tonnes higher in 2030 than required to meet the target, the UN said Tuesday.

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Chongqing latest Chinese region to extend its pilot ETS

Published 10:00 on October 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:24 on October 31, 2017  /  China, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Southwestern China’s Chongqing revealed plans to extend its pilot emissions trading scheme into this year, beyond the initially planned phase.

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China ETS is for emission cuts, not gambling, official warns

Published 09:54 on October 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:19 on October 31, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China will put restrictions in place to avoid excessive speculation in its emerging carbon trading programme to ensure market stability, a government official said Tuesday.

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China ETS seen as bit player in the country’s climate fight

Published 15:58 on October 30, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:25 on October 30, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

The launch of China’s national ETS is only weeks away but climate policy experts believe the scheme is unlikely to be more than a bit player in its early years, as China’s emissions are already plateauing thanks to other factors.

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