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World Bank loan to bolster China’s fledgling forest carbon market

Published 02:25 on December 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:31 on December 20, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank has agreed to fund almost a quarter of a Chinese government forest ecosystem programme in the upper Yangtze region set to store some 23.5 million tonnes of CO2 over the next three decades and supply carbon credits to the national emissions trading scheme.

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COP25: Pakistan takes step towards domestic carbon market, offset link with China

Published 15:44 on December 10, 2019  /  Last updated at 12:31 on December 11, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Pakistan has set up a national committee to assess the role and scope of a potential domestic carbon market as well as entering into a bilateral deal that could see the nation supply offsets to China’s national emissions trading scheme.

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Survey shows modest expectations to China’s national ETS

Published 01:00 on December 9, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:40 on December 8, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China’s national emissions trading scheme is likely to start off with low prices next year and only play a moderate role in the nation’s overall policy mix to control greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade, according to a survey released Monday.

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China ETS allowances could balloon to over 4 bln tonnes in first year -analysts

Published 11:58 on December 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:42 on December 5, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China may issue as many as 4.4 billion CO2 allowances in the first year of its national emissions trading scheme, some 30% more than previously thought as the number of participants has swelled, analysts said Thursday.

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China’s Shanxi launches forest carbon pilot programme

Published 18:16 on December 4, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:41 on December 4, 2019  /  Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, International  /  No Comments

Shanxi has become the latest Chinese province to launch a programme for generating forest carbon credits, local media reported, a move that could see its offsets gain eligibility in the nation’s ETS and even eventually in ICAO’s CORSIA aviation scheme as part of China’s new voluntary programme.

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China coal merger plan increases risk of ETS overallocation, experts say

Published 15:31 on December 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:31 on December 3, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China plans to merge major power companies and shut down outdated coal power capacity over two years, documents published over the weekend showed, a move experts say would cut emissions but increase the likelihood of overallocation when the government launches its ETS next year.

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China lashes out at EU carbon border adjustment initiative ahead of climate talks

Published 07:08 on November 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:44 on November 27, 2019  /  Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

China on Wednesday said an EU plan to impose carbon border adjustments on nations failing to act on climate change would “seriously undermine” international efforts to fight global warming.

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World on track to put record 3% dent in coal consumption -report

Published 11:38 on November 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:52 on November 26, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, China, China's National ETS, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Other APAC, South Korea, US  /  No Comments

Global electricity production from coal is on track for a record drop of 3% year-on-year in 2019 amid lower electricity demand and a rapid increase in renewables and nuclear power, a report said Monday, with even numbers in China falling.

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China’s Tianjin to extend, expand emissions trading market

Published 02:12 on November 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:32 on November 14, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s Tianjin municipal government is circulating draft regulations for public comment that would extend the life of its emissions trading scheme by five years, and is also planning to expand coverage to align with the long-term plans for the national cap-and-trade programme.

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Observers expect China to opt for softer ETS pathway for coal facilities

Published 14:20 on November 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:17 on November 7, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS  /  No Comments

China is likely to opt for the less ambitious of two options for coal-fired power plants under its national cap-and-trade programme next year amid pushback from industry, according to observers.

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