Red china going green

Red China going green: the emergence and current development of carbon emissions trading in the world’s largest carbon emitter / Xiaotang Wang. Columbia Center for Climate Change Law, June 2013, 29 p. (Columbia Law School Working Paper)

https://web.law.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/microsites/climate-change/files/Publications/Students/China%20ETS.pdf

The paper examines China’s emerging carbon emissions trading program. As a part of the effort to curb its soaring carbon emissions and realize “green growth,” China officially approved pilot carbon emissions trading schemes in seven provinces and cities in November of 2011. These pilot sites—Beijing, Guangdong, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hubei, and Chongqing—were selected to reflect the regional diversity in terms of economic activity and development, thereby allowing China to test various emissions trading models and gather experience on both a municipal and provincial level before any such scheme is scaled up to a national level. All seven pilots are due to launch later this year, and the hope is that these programs will eventually link with each other and pave the way to a national carbon trading scheme by 2015-16… read more (© Xiaotang Wang)


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