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September 2020

Livestream Focus Group: Transparency, Finance and China’s Carbon Market (as part of the 2020 China Carbon Pricing Survey Project)

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China Carbon Forum has been following and analysing China’s carbon market development since 2013. It’s regular China Carbon Pricing Survey provides insights in to the views of key stakeholders, including industry, government and experts, on important questions such as the expected future carbon price, impacts on investment decisions, the role of carbon pricing in the policy mix, and on China’s emissions peak. These insights thereby support increased transparency and confidence in the national ETS, and motivate entity-level investment decisions in China’s carbon market.

On Friday, September 11th, China Carbon Forum, together with ICF and SinoCarbon, hosted a high-level focus group and expert roundtable on the topic of Transparency, Finance and China’s Carbon Market. The event featured presentations from: China’s major climate change policy think tank, NCSC, on the importance of data transparency in the operation of the carbon market; the world’s largest commercial bank, ICBC, on the Effect of Carbon Trading on Commercial Bank’s Credit Risk; the premiere organisation for carbon emissions disclosure, CDP, on the implications of TCFD and ESG disclosure for the carbon market; and market analysts Refinitiv, on their view and experiences of these issues from the EU Emissions Trading System.

The livestream was implemented by China Carbon Forum, ICF, and SinoCarbon, with inputs from the Norwegian Environment Agency, and funding from Environmental Defense Fund, Energy Foundation China, and The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing.


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November 15, 2018

CCF, together with the EU-China ETS Platform, co-organised an event titled “Towards decarbonisation: The future of emissions trading in China and the EU.

The event featured opening remarks by Mr Jiang Zhaoli, Deputy Director General, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, followed by a keynote address from Ms Vicky Pollard, Environment and Climate Counsellor, EU Delegation to China. Ms Pollard then joined a distinguished expert panel to share insights on the future of emissions trading in China and the EU, including Ms Zhang Jingjie, Director, Department of Industry Planning, Environment and Resources, China Electricity Council; Ms Liu Shuang, Program Director, Low Carbon Economic Growth, Energy Foundation China; Ms Li Jin, Assistant President, Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange; and Ms Zhao Xiaolu, Program Manager of Climate Change and Carbon Pricing Program, Beijing Representative Office of Environmental Defense Fund. The panel was moderated by Mr Huw Slater of China Carbon Forum.

A record of the discussion will be available soon for downloaded here.