27-28 July 2015 – In 2011, the Chinese government announced to gradually establish a carbon market in China as one instrument to tackle the rising carbon emissions. Therefore seven pilots for carbon emissions trading have been selected by the central government. All seven pilot ETS have successfully been implemented by now. The national ETS is scheduled to be operational latest by 2017. Civil aviation will most likely be one of the covered sectors in the initial stage of the national ETS.
In order to further enhance the stakeholder’s capacities on ETS, related to civil aviation in China, the Sino-German Project “Capacity Building for the establishment of emissions trading schemes (ETS) in China” and the China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology (CAST) jointly implemented a comprehensive workshop in Beijing, on 27th and 28th July 2015.
High level experts from the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt), a senior verifier from EU-ETS and domestic experts from CAAC and CAST shared their expertise as speakers during this workshop. The workshop offered an interactive platform to introduce the experience of EU-ETS and Shanghai ETS pilot in regard to the civil aviation sector.