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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.
Jan 2, 2018
Financial Times

China moves towards launch of carbon trading scheme

China has taken the first step towards launching its much-delayed carbon emissions trading scheme by setting emissions quotas for companies in the power sector.
Jan 2, 2018
The New York Times

China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Carbon Emissions

China released plans on Tuesday to start a giant market to trade credits for the right to emit planet-warming greenhouse gases. The nationwide market would initially cover China’s vast, state-dominated power generation sector, which produced almost half of the country’s emissions from the burning of fossil fuels last year. If it works as intended, an emissions market will give Chinese power companies a financial incentive to operate more cleanly.
Nov 3, 2017
China Daily

EF China to select role model from firms leading climate fight

Energy Foundation China, or EF China, has started its initiative Climate Leader Plants on Tuesday to select role model from enterprises in cutting emission and saving energy. The non-profit organization was formed under partnership of foundations including The Pew Charitable Trusts and The Rockefeller Foundation in 1999. Within its Climate Leader Plants initiative, it will assess qualified companies and enterprises in aspects such as carbon emission, reaction to climate change, corporation social responsibility and industrial impact.
May 24, 2017
New York Times

Fighting Trump on Climate, California Becomes a Global Force

LOS ANGELES — The environmental ministers of Canada and Mexico went to San Francisco last month to sign a global pact — drafted largely by California — to lower planet-warming greenhouse pollution. Gov. Jerry Brown flies to China next month to meet with climate leaders there on a campaign to curb global warming.
May 17, 2017
People's Daily

China’s Belt and Road Initiative offers opportunity, bodes well for future successes

The two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation concluded on May 15 in Beijing. A total of 68 nations and international organizations signed cooperation agreements with China over the course of the event. The forum also led to more than 270 outcomes and a joint communiqué.
Dec 14, 2016
Global Times

Beijing targets fossil fuel in fight against air pollution

While many are wondering whether US president-elect Donald Trump will keep the US in historic Paris Agreement on climate change, China has stepped up efforts to address the problem. Among those efforts has been shuttering coal-fired power plants or upgrading coal-burning technology, in order to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide. The Global Times recently looked into several coal projects in Beijing's eastern suburbs, where villagers have been dependent for years on coal-fired furnaces to heat their homes during the winter.
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