GIZ supports Countrywide MEE Training Series on National ETS
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 agencies and key emitting enterprises from the power generation sector took part in the trainings that featured many renowned carbon market experts from NCSC, Tsinghua University, China Electricity Council, China Environmental United Certification Center and CQC among others.
The trainings covered mainly four aspects: (I) Climate change policies and the national ETS; (II) Management of emissions data reporting, allowance allocation, trading, surrendering allowances, and compliance management by the provincial departments; (III) Registry system and account management in trading system, emissions data reporting, surrendering allowances, and compliance by the covered entities; (IV) Trial calculation of allowance allocation and simulation trading. For the latter, the MEE had published two drafts for the allocation rules for the power sector together with the training notification. During the training, participants had the opportunity to calculate the allocation for their respective companies according to the two drafts and give feedback to the MEE.
In addition to providing financial support for the training series, the GIZ ETS project also gave presentations about international ETS experience and the EU ETS.