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QUICK TAKE: Unpacking China’s climate change guidance

Published 14:33 on January 13, 2021  /  Last updated at 14:37 on January 13, 2021  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s environment ministry on Wednesday released a guidance document on climate change and air pollution, which in time could have a significant impact on the status of the national emissions trading scheme.

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Singapore energy trading firm hires ex-Shell offset originator

Published 10:52 on January 12, 2021  /  Last updated at 11:00 on January 12, 2021  /  Asia Pacific, Bavardage, China, China's Offset Market, Other APAC, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A Singapore-based energy trading firm has hired a former offset originator with Shell to help build a carbon trading business.

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China expects carbon market trading platform to go live mid-year

Published 08:20 on January 11, 2021  /  Last updated at 01:22 on January 12, 2021  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

Trading in China’s national emissions trading scheme is expected to begin around mid-year, the person in charge of developing the ETS exchange has told local media.

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China adopts ETS trading rules as carbon market gets closer to going live

Published 12:06 on January 5, 2021  /  Last updated at 02:17 on January 6, 2021  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China on Tuesday published final regulations for its national CO2 emissions trading scheme, meaning the market will be formally in operation from Feb. 1 despite technical issues with the registry and trading platform.

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China releases final 2019-20 carbon market allocation plan

Published 10:58 on December 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 18:30 on December 30, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China on Wednesday released the final allocation plan for participants in its national emissions trading scheme, clearing one of the last hurdles left before the market can open.

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China’s power demand growth likely to boost CO2 emissions, despite ETS

Published 12:52 on December 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:33 on December 22, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s biggest grid operator expects the country’s electricity consumption will rise next year, a move likely to result in CO2 output from coal power plants climbing by some 100 Mt, according to analysts.

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Cheap units from emerging nations dominate voluntary offset supply, survey shows

Published 00:07 on December 19, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:13 on December 19, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Low-cost offsets from emerging or developed nations dominated voluntary carbon market supply in 2019, while market participants fear efforts to standardise pricing will make premiums even harder to achieve for high quality activities, according to a report published Friday.

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Tianjin releases 2020 allocation plan for ETS

Published 10:32 on December 18, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:20 on December 19, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Tianjin has released the 2020 allocation plan for its municipal emissions trading market, tightening settings for local emitters and likely becoming the third region to ensure its local coal-fired power plant will be exempted from the national ETS in 2020.

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Major Chinese state-owned power company pledges early CO2 peak

Published 11:01 on December 9, 2020  /  Last updated at 18:22 on December 9, 2020  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

One of the biggest companies due to participate in China’s national emissions trading scheme has announced it aims to peak its CO2 emissions seven years ahead of schedule, as major companies ramp up voluntary pledges in line with President Xi Jinping’s carbon neutral commitment.

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Researchers urge removal of older offsets, legacy projects to save global voluntary carbon market

Published 20:56 on December 8, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:46 on December 9, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Call it the ‘first-mover disadvantage’. Researchers are urging for carbon credits generated from historical emissions reductions, as well as the older projects that created them, to all be purged in a bid to save the global voluntary offset market.

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