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Why China’s Carbon Market is Failing to Take off

Why China’s Carbon Market is Failing to Take off

Why China’s Carbon Market is Failing to Take off

Why China’s Carbon Market is Failing to Take off

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Deborah Lehr

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June 30, 2020

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It’s been a slow road for China’s long-awaited national carbon market. Announced by Chinese president Xi Jinping in 2015 and launched in 2017, the market promises to be the world’s largest – and the developing world’s first – national emissions trading scheme.Hailed as a potential game-changer in the fight against climate change, it represents a core element of Mr Xi’s “war on pollution”. But after years of delays, the market has yet to trade a single yuan. The Covid-19 crisis could be the impetus that gets the national carbon market back on track. 

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China’s new carbon market: A spot but no trades

China’s new carbon market: A spot but no trades

China’s new carbon market: A spot but no trades

China’s new carbon market: A spot but no trades

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Deborah Lehr

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September 29, 2017

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China’s ambitious plan to develop a nationwide carbon market is moving forward – but with a whimper, not a bang. The launch, now expected in late November, will cover just a small fraction of the existing carbon market, and for all intents and purposes, will be an exchange in name only.

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The China Carbon Market Roundtable

The China Carbon Market Roundtable

The China Carbon Market Roundtable

The China Carbon Market Roundtable

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Basilinna

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September 15, 2017

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China's plans to launch a unified carbon market later this year will create the largest experiment to date in carbon trading. While it will start on a small scale with possibly just the power sectorcovered, it will eventually cover the major polluting sectors in China.

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