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Guangdong auction settles above secondary market

Published 11:05 on March 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:18 on March 27, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

Guangdong’s third CO2 permit auction for the 2016 compliance year held Monday was oversubscribed by 50% and cleared above secondary market prices, according to an announcement from the China Emissions Exchange in Guangzhou.

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China’s national ETS may start without access to offsets -sources

Published 10:38 on March 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:38 on March 23, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China could rule out the use of offsets when it launches its national emissions trading scheme later this year in a bid to bolster demand for allowances, according to sources familiar with the situation, a move that would also cut off potential funding for thousands of domestic carbon-cutting projects.

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IBM partners with blockchain venture to target Chinese carbon market

Published 09:42 on March 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:50 on March 20, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

US technology company IBM and the China-based Energy-Blockchain Lab on Monday announced they had developed a carbon asset management platform for China, hoping to get a foothold in the country’s CO2 trading market when the national ETS launches later this year.

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In blow to developers, China confirms freeze to carbon offset pipeline

Published 13:08 on March 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:08 on March 17, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China has halted the processing of its offset pipeline, regulators said this week, confirming what many developers had suspected while addressing the uncertainty that has both plagued the market over the past few months and created a bottleneck of hundreds of carbon-cutting projects.

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China accredits two more carbon credit verifiers

Published 15:51 on March 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:51 on March 16, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China has awarded accreditation to two more verifiers of carbon-cutting projects, market regulators said Thursday, in a bid to further enhance the quality of Chinese offsets generated from domestic initiatives.

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China parliamentary advisors pull for carbon trading rule adjustments

Published 10:39 on March 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:13 on March 3, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The annual conference of an advisory body to China’s parliament kicked off on Friday with some members promoting carbon trading related regulations that would benefit their companies or regions.

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HK-listed firm ties link with Shenzhen carbon exchange, eyeing role in China ETS

Published 13:06 on March 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:27 on March 2, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

A Hong Kong-listed solar firm said on Wednesday that it has signed a strategic deal with the China Emissions Exchange in Shenzhen to develop climate derivatives targeting the mainland’s emissions trading scheme.

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China plans green investment banks to drive clean funding

Published 09:26 on February 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 09:32 on February 27, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China will set up one or two national green development funds and a number of provincial ones to help attract private investments into projects that cut pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the People’s Bank of China’s chief economist said Monday.

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First Asia, then the world: Consortium touts climate benefits from global power grid expansion

Published 10:53 on February 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:03 on February 22, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, China, China's Offset Market, Japan, Other APAC, South Korea  /  No Comments

An industry-funded research consortium on Wednesday backed the establishment of a new interconnected grid across north and east Asia, and eventually the world, that it said could bring CO2 emissions down to half of 1990 levels by 2050.

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Germany’s EEX confirms China carbon trading plans

Published 09:39 on February 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:16 on February 17, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

The CEO of Leipzig-based energy exchange EEX on Friday said it would launch an unspecified number of contracts this year aimed at the Chinese emissions trading system.

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