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Global CO2 trading volume spikes 45% in 2018, value soars 250% amid reforms -analysts

Published 21:25 on January 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:27 on January 15, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

Global traded carbon volumes rose 45% in 2018 to a five-year high of 9.1 billion tonnes as the dominant EU ETS market notched stellar price gains, Refinitiv analysts said in an annual market review on Tuesday.

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Former EU carbon trader to head up Engie’s Greater China emissions, power desk

Published 10:35 on January 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:42 on January 3, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

A former carbon trader at PetroChina’s London desk has joined Engie as head of carbon and power trading in the Greater China region.

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COP24: China seen on track for ETS launch in late 2020

Published 15:00 on December 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:16 on December 12, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

Government officials are saying little about the possible start date for China’s national emissions trading schemes after two previous delays, but a number of experts familiar with the latest developments say late 2020 remains the likely launch date for the world’s biggest carbon market.

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China builds forest carbon offset portfolio ahead of ETS launch

Published 09:30 on November 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:06 on November 30, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China has developed almost 100 forest carbon projects that will generate offset credits for the national emissions trading scheme, with a view to expanding the portfolio further, according to a government report.

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China flaunts climate achievements, coy on toughening Paris target

Published 09:44 on November 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:29 on November 26, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

China has already met two of its three climate commitments for 2020 and is in a good position to hit its 2030 goal under the Paris Agreement, officials said Monday, without committing to strengthening those targets.

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China updates draft rules for mandatory REC scheme, announces 2019 start

Published 10:49 on November 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:49 on November 15, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China will launch its mandatory renewable energy certificate (REC) scheme next year, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said as it this week rolled out updated draft rules for what will be the first of several planned national market mechanisms to cut carbon emissions and reduce energy use.

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China holds firm on bringing major industry sectors into its ETS

Published 13:59 on October 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 14:01 on October 30, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China still plans to bring emissions-intensive manufacturing industries into its national ETS as soon as possible as it is set to start the programme with only the power sector, an official said Tuesday.

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China’s Hebei to launch carbon offset market

Published 08:48 on October 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 02:04 on October 16, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s Hebei will launch a pilot voluntary carbon offset market across five cities by the end of the year, which could be implemented province-wide by 2020 with a view to making the credits eligible for compliance use for local industry in the national emissions trading scheme.

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ETS back on agenda as China clarifies ministry role

Published 10:46 on October 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:23 on October 12, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s environment ministry has clarified the structure and role of its climate change division, adding the construction of the national emissions trading scheme to its list of duties after omitting the ETS from an initial overview published last month.

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China’s coal habit puts energy firms at massive financial risk -report

Published 00:01 on October 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:41 on October 10, 2018  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s top generators risk losing nearly $400 billion in stranded assets by 2040 if they don’t step up the retirement rate of coal-fired power plants, a report said Wednesday.

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