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German energy exchange EEX builds foothold in China’s emerging carbon market

Published 19:07 on July 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:21 on July 21, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

German energy bourse EEX has partnered with several Chinese exchanges to build its foothold in China’s emerging national ETS, advancing plans to offer trade in euro-denominated offshore carbon derivatives to let clients access the market while avoiding the political and capital restrictions that international investors typically face.

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China’s Shanghai, Fujian see near full compliance in emission markets

Published 14:36 on July 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:47 on July 11, 2017  /  China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Out of hundreds of installations, a single Shanghai company and six emitters in Fujian province missed recent compliance deadlines in the two regions’ pilot cap-and-trade programmes.

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China’s second biggest steel producer sets up carbon trading subsidiary

Published 16:52 on July 10, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:11 on July 10, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

The HBIS Group, China’s second biggest steel producer, has set up a carbon subsidiary that will handle trading, offset project development, and MRV issues once its parent company gets brought into the national emissions trading scheme.

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Shell, Sovran agree first China ETS allowance options deal

Published 13:55 on July 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:02 on July 6, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

Shell and Guangdong-based brokers Sovran have agreed the first options trade for Chinese national CO2 allowances as market participants gear up for the launch of the world’s biggest carbon market.

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South Pole carbon market director to join BP’s China ETS team

Published 14:03 on July 5, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:07 on July 5, 2017  /  Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

South Pole Group’s carbon market director will join BP in Shanghai to help the company’s efforts in the Chinese emissions trading scheme.

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China launches voluntary trade of renewable energy credits

Published 15:25 on July 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:34 on July 3, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China launched voluntary trade in ‘green’ certificates for renewable power on Saturday, with critics warning that while it may help curb subsidies, the initiative lacks enough demand to gain traction and risks overlapping with the country’s carbon offset market.

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China only needs $5 carbon price to meet Paris target -report

Published 14:09 on June 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:17 on June 29, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

If China keeps its subsidies for renewables and starts supporting natural gas, it only needs a $5 carbon price to meet its goal of peaking its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a report said.

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Analysts see China ETS in balance in first year

Published 11:10 on June 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:37 on June 27, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s national emissions trading scheme is likely to be roughly in balance in its first year due to the planned allocation process, but there are some distortions that could leave companies vulnerable to carbon leakage, said analysts at Thomson Reuters.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: Super Early Bird 20% discount ends June 30

Published 16:12 on June 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:15 on June 26, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**Save €200 with the Super Early Bird discount – Register by Friday** – CARBON FORWARD 2017 takes place Sep. 26-28 in Canary Wharf, London. The two-day conference (Sep. 27-28) is being held at the 5-star Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel, while the venue for the pre-conference Training Day (Sep. 26) is nearby and will be announced shortly.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending June 23, 2017

Published 15:07 on June 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:33 on June 23, 2017  /  China's National ETS, 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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