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China backs Paris, but silent on new targets ahead of NYC climate summit

Published 09:53 on September 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:40 on September 17, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

China on Tuesday laid out its position ahead of next week’s climate summit in New York, pledging a 100% commitment to the Paris Agreement but stopping short of promising to increase its own ambitions.

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China, Russia blast “unfair” CORSIA, as EU’s resolve tested on aviation ETS

Published 23:02 on September 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:29 on September 10, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

China and Russia have blasted the ICAO’s CORSIA aviation offsetting mechanism as unfairly burdening emerging economies, setting up a testing triennial Assembly of the UN aviation body that also threatens the EU’s inclusion of flights in its carbon market.

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China missing out on massive non-CO2 GHG cuts -report

Published 10:07 on September 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:07 on September 6, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China could cut a cumulative 1.5-3 billion tonnes of CO2e by 2030 at low cost by introducing easily available policies, including bringing some of those gases into its planned emissions trading scheme, according to research.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – Where next for EU carbon prices?

Published 15:48 on September 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:18 on September 5, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – Hear the views and pick the brains of five of the market’s top analysts at the 4th annual Carbon Forward conference and training day in London on Oct. 16-18.

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China’s carbon emissions up 4% despite no growth in power sector -analyst

Published 11:48 on September 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:48 on September 5, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production rose by 4% in the first six months of 2019, despite carbon output from power production standing still, analysis showed Thursday.

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US trade war clouds prospects for China’s climate ambition, official says

Published 07:36 on August 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 07:36 on August 30, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

The trade war with the US and the general downturn in China’s economy is making it tougher for China to act on climate change, a senior government official said Friday, dodging questions from reporters on whether Beijing would respond to calls from the UN Secretary-General to raise ambition levels at a summit in New York next month.

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Hydrogen could decarbonise global steel production with $35-50/t carbon price -report

Published 09:21 on August 29, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:39 on August 29, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Zealand  /  No Comments

Hydrogen could replace fossil fuels in the steel-making process and help decarbonise the sector globally almost completely by 2050 with a carbon price of around $35-50, a report said Thursday.

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China should consider some use of pilot ETS allowances in national CO2 market, expert says

Published 11:39 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:39 on September 5, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China should consider allowing the use of some CO2 allowances from its regional pilot emissions trading schemes in the national cap-and-trade programme in order to maintain market integrity and avoid a price crash in the pilots, according to a recent study.

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CARBON FORWARD 2019 – EU renewable credit prices stumble ahead of France auction debut

Published 08:39 on August 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:20 on August 22, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**THIS IS A FREE ARTICLE** – The 4th annual Carbon Forward conference & training day features key insights from environmental markets experts.

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China environment ministry faces uphill battle in push for absolute CO2 cap, more climate action

Published 11:42 on August 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:07 on August 15, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China should set an absolute cap on carbon emissions from 2025 to ensure the nation meets its Paris goals, a government think-tank said in a report published on Wednesday, though observers expect resistance from the leadership on climate issues amid larger political and economical concerns.

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