chinese domestic emissions trading scheme News

  • Aviation firms warn of ‘trade war’ over EU emissions trading plans

    Opposition to EU plans to include non-European airlines in its Emissions Trading System from 2012 erupted this week with Airbus and Virgin Atlantic warning of a potential trade war with China. But the European Commission has said it will not back down - a position supported by environmental NGOs and carbon market investors. The US and Chinese aviation industries have been unhappy with the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • China prepares to steal United States’ thunder, may launch cap-and-trade within five years

    Just when leaders in the U.S. Senate admitted to abandoning their plan of issuing a federal climate bill by the end of this year, top Chinese officials were discussing how to launch carbon trading programs under their country's next Five-Year Plan (2011-15). Serving as China's overarching social and economic ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Looking to Durban: China’s climate change policy progress since Cancun

    As its negotiators head to Durban, South Africa for the next round of the UNFCCC climate negotiations, China can point to significant progress in domestic climate policy since the Cancun negotiations a year ago. March, 2011 saw the adoption of ...

  • A new green economy is within europe`s grasp: report

    Europe can revitalise its economy by a massive burst of investment in green technologies aimed at reducing emissions by 30% by 2020 on 1990 levels, according to a major new report promoted by the German Environment Ministry. By increasing investment from 18% to 22% of GDP, the report argues, a major retrofit of European building stock and reorientation of the energy grid towards renewables can ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • A new direction for climate negotiations

    The Copenhagen climate summit ended six months ago in what was widely seen in the clean tech and environmentalist communities as a major disappointment. Now, six months later, at the conclusion of yet another climate negotiation in Bonn, Germany, optimism for a climate agreement this year is no brighter than in those dark days of December. Nonetheless, the outlines of a pragmatic new approach are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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