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Mar 8, 2018

Energy Foundation China President Zou Ji met with California Governor Jerry Brown

On March 6, Energy Foundation China President Zou Ji met with California Governor Jerry Brown at the Governor’s Office in San Francisco, and discussed China-California climate cooperation and the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit.
Feb 10, 2018

Mega-City Wuhan Issues Carbon Peaking Plan With Emissions Cap

Wuhan, a mega-city that has pioneered green growth strategies, has issued a Carbon Emissions Peaking Action Plan (2017-2022) with a quantified emissions cap—the first of its kind for a Chinese city. Wuhan’s plan sends a positive signal to peer cities and exemplifies how the 19th Party Congress' call for "ecological civilization" is quickly translating into local action.
Dec 20, 2017

Statement on China’s Launch of the National Emissions Trading System

Yesterday, China’s National Development and Reform Commission launched China’s national Emissions Trading System (ETS), with approval from the State Council. The launch, which fulfills a commitment first made by President Xi Jinping in September 2015, is a major milestone in China’s efforts to fight climate change, and a significant step towards a clean energy future.
Dec 11, 2017

Eric Heitz Report Back to CCICED on Recommendations by Clean Energy Strategy and Climate Change Forum

On Dec 11, 2017, as Member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), Energy Foundation CEO and Co-founder Eric Heitz reported back to CCICED Annual Meeting Plenary Session, on the findings and recommendations by CCICED Clean Energy Strategy and Climate Change Forum.
Jan 2, 2018
China Dialogue

Five things to know about China’s national carbon market

During a 2015 bilateral meeting with the United States, President Xi Jinping announced a plan to launch a nationwide emissions trading system (ETS) by 2017. This was something of a moonshot for the world’s biggest emitter: the creation of the largest carbon market in the world.
Jan 2, 2018
The Huffington Post

China Unveils World's Largest Carbon Market

As President Donald Trump’s administration takes steps backward in the world’s fight against climate change, China is ramping up its commitment.
Jan 2, 2018
Climate Home

China to launch nationwide carbon market next week: officials

China’s long-awaited nationwide emissions trading scheme (ETS) will be officially launched on 19 December, starting with the power sector only, according to a document from National Development Reform Commission (NDRC).
Jan 2, 2018
China Daily

Carbon trade system opens to utilities

China started the world's largest carbon trading system on Tuesday, sending strong signals that it plans to use the market as a key policy tool to curb emissions and also is keeping its Paris Agreement commitments.
Feb 23, 2018
In January, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) imposed fines on two domestic truck makers—Tangjun and Kama—for selling vehicles that didn’t comply with emissions standards. These were the first-ever fiscal penalties levied by the ministry for auto emissions violations. The two companies were fined nearly $6 million total, or $14,000 per vehicle, for trucks that sold for an average of $7,000.
Sep 11, 2017
Forty experts from research institutions, NGOs, and the business sector shared their experience in air pollution prevention and control, before they explored how to promote clean air research and action in the philanthropy world.
Apr 28, 2017
The level of control of ship and port emission in the Pearl River Delta is low compared to its contribution to air pollution in the region.
Sep 25, 2016
According to the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law Amendment (new Air Law), China’s municipal governments are responsible for local air quality and are required to develop air quality attainment plans in non-attainment areas.

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