Project Activities

Project Activities

In line with the “National ETS Training Notice for the Power Sector on Allowance Allocation Trial Calculation and Administrative Management” of the MEE (环办培训函〔2019〕132号), eight sessions consisting of 17 trainings were successfully conducted between 23 October and 8 December in 15 cities all around China. More than 4,400 trainees from provincial and local authorities, supporting [...]
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12th to 14th March 2019, GIZ and the Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange (SEEE) together with the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) and the European Energy Exchange (EEX) organized a technical workshop to discuss practical aspects of establishing, operating and supervising an emissions trading platform in Shanghai. 35 participants engaged in in-depth discussions on market [...]
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November 26, 2018 – On the 20th and 21st of November, the sixth and last advanced training this year took place in Wuhan, a city which is not only the capital of one of the pilot regions for carbon trading but also famous for its famous university campus that attracts bulks of tourists during the [...]
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November 26, 2018 – Together with the Chinese National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) GIZ held its fifth advanced training on the 14th and 15th of November in Zhengzhou in order to support the implementation of China’s work plan on the construction of the national ETS for the power generation sector. [...]
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From 22 to 26 October 2018, GIZ and the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), together with SinoCarbon, Hainan Development and Reform Commission (DRC) and the Hainan Normal University convened an international advanced ETS training course in the city of Haikou. The course offered close to 30 participants from the government from the national, regional and [...]
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July 20, 2018 – Lanzhou, a city which’s name is well known even outside of China due to its rich culinary culture, was the location of the fourth session of advanced trainings on the national ETS. From 17 to 18 July 2018, 25 participants from provincial governments and supporting agencies came together in order to [...]
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July 16, 2018 – From 12 to 13 July 2018, around 30 representatives of provincial authorities and supporting agencies came together in the northern Chinese city of Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province. But while most people visit the city in winter for the famous annual ice festival, the reason for their visit was an [...]
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July 10, 2018 – During an event at the Dutch embassy in Beijing, the 2018 version of the Carbon Pricing Survey was published. The Survey provides information about expectations of key stakeholders with regard to carbon pricing in China. GIZ supported the Carbon Pricing Survey, which was jointly conducted by China Carbon Forum (CCF), ICF [...]
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April 18, 2018 – From the 17th to the 18th of April, GIZ and the Chinese National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) held the second session of the advanced training on the national ETS in Guiyang, Guizhou Province. After the first session of the advanced training, which was held in Fuzhou [...]

April 13, 2018 – GIZ and the Chinese National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) conducted the first advanced training session on the national ETS from the 12th to the 13th of April in Fuzhou. Around 40 participants from provincial Development and Reform Commissions (DRC) as well as from their supporting organizations, […]

08 March 2018 – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the China Carbon Forum hosted the first China Low Carbon Leadership Network event of 2018

07 December 2017 – China Carbon Forum, together with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), co-organised an event titled “The Role of Emissions Trading in China’s Low-Carbon Transition”. The event was the 27th event in the China Low Carbon Leadership Network (LCLN) event series, jointly organized by […]

06 December 2017 – Decades of reliance on coal-generated power coupled with unprecedented economic growth have left China the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, but also galvanised a clear ambition to transform its economy into a more sustainable and low-carbon one. One driver of this transition is the power market reform, an ongoing process […]

06 December 2017 – The Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE) held a conference on ‘Carbon Emissions and Emissions Trading in China’s Power Sector’ in Hangzhou. The conference was implemented by the Huadian Electric Power Research Institute (CHDER) and supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), SinoCarbon, the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) […]

11 September 2017 – In order to explore economic policy instruments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector, the projects Capacity Building for ETS in China and Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as well as the China Academy of Transport Sciences (CATS) jointly organized a […]

20 March 2017 – In recent years, climate protection and the transition to a low-carbon economy have become core objectives of the Chinese government. China pledged its mitigation targets internationally, namely the commitment to peak CO2 emissions by 2030 and to reduce its carbon intensity by 60 to 65%. Implementing an emissions trading scheme (ETS) […]

28 November – 02 December 2016 and 05-09 December 2016 – In order to further prepare local officials and their supporting institutions for participation in the upcoming national Emissions Trading Scheme, the Sino-German project “Capacity Building for the Establishment of Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS) in China” initiated a series of interactive workshops consisting of four […]

15 November 2016 –  With the approaching launch of the national emissions trading scheme (ETS), the project “Capacity Building for the Establishment of Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS) in China”  invited experts and industry representatives from petrochemical and chemical companies from Europe and China to participate in two two-day workshops in Shanghai and Beijing from 21-22 […]

In March 2016 the Worldbank’s Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) and the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) jointly published a guidebook on emissions trading titled “Emissions Trading in Practice: Handbook on Design and Implementation”. To make this practical handbook available to the broader Chinese public, the Sino-German project “Capacity Building for the Establishment of Emissions […]

11 October 2016 – In order to provide policy recommendations and to support key institutions and actors of the national Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in China in their efforts to find the most suitable carbon market design for the upcoming national ETS, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Environmental Defence Fund (EDF) […]

5 August 2016 – The GIZ and the Shanghai Information Center (SHIC) hosted the final workshop on “Verification in the Civil Aviation Sector for the National ETS” in Beijing. Aviation is amongst the eight sectors to be included within China’s national carbon market. As a fast-growing industry and considerable contributor of global greenhouse gas emissions, […]

20 July 2016 – The Chinese government has named the aviation sector to be included in the national emissions trading scheme (ETS). Presently Shanghai is the only pilot region which includes aviation in its local ETS. So as to draw on the experiences of Shanghai and the EU-ETS, the GIZ supports the development of applicable […]

21 April 2016 – German Federal Minister of the Environment, Ms. Barbara Hendricks, visited the Shanghai Environmental

23-24 April 2016 – The Chinese Government has made climate protection and the transition to a low-carbon

On 8 March 2016, the GIZ and the China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology (CAST) hosted a workshop in Beijing on “Allowance Allocation in Civil Aviation Sector for China’s National Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).” It was attended by members of government authority, airlines, research institutions and other stakeholders. The workshop provided a platform […]

10-11 March 2016 – China’s national Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is scheduled for 2017. Civil aviation was nominated for inclusion

Dec 28, 2015 – In recent years, China has launched seven emissions trading pilots in two provinces and five cities. Since the pilot schemes have been operational for about two years the next step is to set up a national emissions trading scheme (ETS), which is scheduled for 2017. In order to improve the capacity […]

01-02 November 2015 – The Sino-German project Capacity Building for the Establishment of Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS) in China co-organized the International Symposium on COP21: Climate Policy and Law. In anticipation of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) taking place from November 30 to December 11, 2015 in Paris, the symposium was held in Shanghai […]

06 November 2015 – The GIZ China project Capacity Building for the Establishment of Emissions Trading Schemes in China publishes a Chinese translation of the abridged report Carbon Control and Competitiveness Post 2020: The Cement Report. The report, originally published in English in February 2014 by Climate Strategies is an analysis of the effects the […]

06 November 2015 – The GIZ China project Capacity Building for the Establishment of Emissions Trading Schemes in China publishes a Chinese translation of the paper Policy mix in the transport sector: What role can the EU ETS play for road transport? The paper was originally published in English in February 2015 by the Oeko […]

March 2015 – On 18th June 2013 Shenzhen officially launched its local Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the first among the seven pilots. By mid-2014, the Shenzhen carbon market had operated for one year and had successfully completed its first compliance period. Shenzhen has played a leading role in China’s economic reform and opening up. In […]

30-31 July 2015 – In order to reach the goal of reducing the CO2 emission per GDP unit by 17% in 2015 based on 2010 levels, China has successfully implemented local ETS pilots in Beijing, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Hubei and Guangdong. Guangdong Province is planning to include various additional sectors into its local ETS, including […]

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 […]

10-11 June 2015 – This workshop on ETS legislation in China, held in Beijing, brought together high level legal experts from Germany and China to discuss ETS legislation and further steps for the Chinese national ETS. This one and a half day workshop was jointly organised by GIZ and NDRC to actively enhance the bilateral […]

24 July 2015 – A monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system is vital for an effective ETS. Data quality and the reliable verification of data are key elements in an efficient MRV system and ETS. In order to present best practices and lessons learnt of the verifying system in EU-ETS and domestic ETS pilots to […]

16-18 April 2014 – At the beginning of 2014, NDRC published a notice to all provinces requiring key-enterprises with carbon emissions of more than 13,000 tons or an energy consumption of 5000 tce to submit annual GHG emissions reports. To ensure smooth implementation, Jiangsu DRC and the GIZ GHG-monitoring project jointly held a training of […]

13 May 2014 – Together with Shenzhen Carbon Exchange and the Shenzhen-DRC, GIZ co-hosted the Shenzhen dialogue for enterprises as an opportunity for participating enterprises to strengthen their knowledge on carbon asset management through the exchange of experience between international and national experts. With over 90 participants, the Shenzhen dialogue provided local participants with the […]

14-15 August 2014 – In order to enhance the understanding of GHG monitoring and reporting in Jiangsu, GIZ cooperated with both Jiangsu DRC and Jiangsu Information Centre CQC, to co-host the another Jiangsu Training among the current Training of Trainer series, where the focus was on Chemical Enterprises. With a total of 52 participants, a […]

27 November 2014 – The Sino-German Project “Capacity Building for the Establishment and Development of a Technical and Institutional Infrastructure for Achieving China’s 2020 Targets (GHG-Monitoring)” held its closing workshop “International and Local Best Practices in Monitoring and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions” on Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at Kempinski Hotel Beijing. This international workshop […]

24 May 2011 – The Low Carbon Leadership Network is an event series jointly organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and China Carbon Forum (CCF). The event series facilitates communication among leading experts and key stakeholders in the international climate change sector in China. The event ‘Emission Trading Schemes: European and Asian […]

31 May 2012 – The Low Carbon Leadership Network is an event series jointly organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and China Carbon Forum (CCF). The event series facilitates communication among leading experts and key stakeholders in the international climate change sector in China. 74 representatives of government, NGOs, business and media […]

17-27 June 2012 – In October 2011, NDRC announced the seven regions in which an ETS would be piloted. The pilots are expected to launch their trading schemes in 2013. Shanghai is one of the priorities for the establishment of a pilot ETS. In order for the regions to establish an ETS in such a […]

15 October 2012 – The Low Carbon Leadership Network is an event series jointly organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and China Carbon Forum (CCF). The event series facilitates communication among leading experts and key stakeholders in the international climate change sector in China. 72 representatives of government, NGOs, business and media […]

22-31 October 2012 – For the implementation of an effective carbon registry, which is essential for a functional ETS, the Shenzhen pilot region started tendering for the company that will develop the registry. In this regard the Shenzhen Emissions Exchange asked GIZ for additional consulting and advisory services for assisting and supporting that company in […]

27 February-1 March 2013 – Emissions Trading Scheme is fairly a new concept in China and Guangdong is expected to be among the first provinces to launch such a program. The provincial government and industrial enterprises may face challenges at multiple fronts as they strive for a smooth and effective implementation of the pilot ETS. […]

17-24 March 2013 – The Study Tour focused on ETS legislation and experience sharing with Germany and Great Britain. The delegation included representatives of the Shanghai Development and Reform Commission (Shanghai DRC), the Institute of Law at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and the Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange. During the 8-day Study Tour the […]

09-15 April 2013 – “The visit to three European countries was fruitful, a huge amount of information was conveyed from more than 30 experts and scholars and ETS practitioners to us, basically each EU-ETS design or related components of the operational link could be independently documented.” – Members of the Study Tour delegation A selected, […]

25 June-04 July 2013 – A delegation from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Tsinghua University, SinoCarbon Innovation & Investment Co., Ltd. as well as Beijing Environment Exchange visited Germany and Brussels in order to get a deeper insight into the EU-ETS, its decision-making procedure, regulations and the topic of carbon registry. In Germany, […]

13-15 November 2013 – In the process of finalizing the preparations for the trading system and about to launch its ETS, Shanghai welcomed GIZ’s support with addressing final questions concerning the trading platform and its daily operation. The project invited Mr. Ekkehard Will, Senior Expert at the European Energy Exchange AG (EEX), to conduct technical […]

29 November 2013 – 2013 was the first year of carbon trading in China and Beijing launched its ETS on November 28th. To mark this symbolic event, the launching ceremony of the ETS was held simultaneously with the 4th Earth Temple Forum. The Forum is held annually and covers topics on low-carbon development. This year, […]

09-13 December 2013 – “By providing a platform for information sharing and experience exchange, the workshop helped to inspire our daily work.” – Participant The Shenzhen ETS is still in its initial market phase, so there are still a lot lessons to be learnt. In order to avoid problems already encountered in other carbon markets, […]

“By providing a platform for information sharing and experience exchange, the workshop helped to inspire our daily work.” – Participant The Shenzhen ETS is still in its initial market phase, so there are still a lot lessons to be learnt. In order to avoid problems already encountered in other carbon markets, two experts from the […]

18-19 June 2014 – To further establish a solid foundation for the national ETS, the NDRC has expanded mandatory requirements for GHG reporting amongst key enterprises nationwide starting this year. On the 18th-19th June, GIZ hosted the second training of a series of Training of Trainers on monitoring and reporting. This session focused on the […]

04 September 2014 – GIZ, Shenzhen DRC and the Shenzhen Emission Exchange jointly organised an emissions trading training session to build capacity for the development and understanding of emissions trading amongst enterprises from the power and manufacturing sector in Shenzhen. With participation of renowned national and international experts the training has been well received by […]

16-19 September 2014 – With the recent completions of the first compliance period in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, issues and difficulties amongst verifiers arose. Problems such as cooperating with enterprises and choosing the relevant parameter were observed in among the pilots. In this context, GIZ GHG-Monitoring in China Project will be conducting a […]

22-24 July 2014 – Guangdong is currently the largest pilot in China, covering a total of 380 million tons of emissions whilst only including four sectors: power, cement, iron & steel and petrochemical. In the recent compliance period, 98.9% of included enterprises successfully complied according to schedule.

18 October-05 November 2014 – In preparation for the national ETS and to deepen the understanding of Chinese policy makers and key stakeholders regarding the ETS on the national and local levels, GIZ worked together with Adelphi, FutureCamp, DIW econ and Öko-Institut e.V. to host a study tour in Germany on emissions trading and MRV […]