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German energy exchange EEX builds foothold in China’s emerging carbon market

Published 19:07 on July 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:21 on July 21, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, US  /  No Comments

German energy bourse EEX has partnered with several Chinese exchanges to build its foothold in China’s emerging national ETS, advancing plans to offer trade in euro-denominated offshore carbon derivatives to let clients access the market while avoiding the political and capital restrictions that international investors typically face.

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CDM board alters fee system to address growing number of unclaimed CERs

Published 16:44 on July 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:44 on July 14, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Carbon Taxes, China, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The CDM’s Executive Board this week took steps to curb the increasing number of CERs that are sitting in UNFCCC ‘pending accounts’ awaiting payment of required issuance fees by their owners.

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China launches voluntary trade of renewable energy credits

Published 15:25 on July 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:34 on July 3, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China launched voluntary trade in ‘green’ certificates for renewable power on Saturday, with critics warning that while it may help curb subsidies, the initiative lacks enough demand to gain traction and risks overlapping with the country’s carbon offset market.

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China central govt assigns responsibilities for executing ETS launch

Published 10:32 on June 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:48 on June 21, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China’s central government on Wednesday assigned tasks to specific government organisations in relation to launching the ETS and other climate policies, a move designed to speed up the execution of the programmes.

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CN Markets: Guangdong sees 100% compliance record for third straight year

Published 14:20 on June 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 18:20 on June 20, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

All 244 companies covered by the Guangdong emissions trading scheme surrendered enough permits to cover their 2016 emissions, meeting Tuesday’s compliance deadline, the provincial government said.

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ANALYSIS: Policy tangles enveloping China’s environmental markets

Published 12:58 on June 16, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:31 on June 16, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China’s launch of a new green certificate scheme and a raft of other planned environmental markets risk diluting the value of carbon offsets so long as the government stays silent on how these policies will be coordinated.

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Productivity Commission urges HK govt to chase carbon trading benefits, own market or not

Published 10:51 on June 14, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:45 on June 21, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Aviation, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, Other APAC  /  No Comments

The Hong Kong government should consider whether to set up its own emissions trading scheme or join mainland China’s market, according to a report by the HK Productivity Commission, which said that regardless, the financial centre should seek out the benefits of positioning itself as a hub for CO2 trading.

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China issues first green certificates to mark beginning of national pollution markets

Published 11:25 on June 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:25 on June 13, 2017  /  China, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

China has issued the first permits under its green certificate scheme, due to launch on July 1, in the first of a number of new markets planned to boost clean energy use and cut CO2.

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China’s Hubei tightens offset eligibility to include only those from poorest areas

Published 14:13 on June 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:02 on June 12, 2017  /  China, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

The Hubei government on Monday tightened offset eligibility in the provincial emissions trading scheme to include only credits generated in the province’s 25 poorest counties.

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NGO warns of offset credibility threat to China’s carbon market

Published 15:34 on June 9, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:59 on June 9, 2017  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

As many as 52.7 million offsets potentially issued every year in China are of dubious quality and could threaten the integrity of the nation’s fledgling emissions market if they are allowed in the national ETS, environmental campaigners warned on Friday.

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