Carbon Markets and Climate Policy in China: China’s pursuit of a clean energy future

Date: 01 October 2012

SECTION 1 of this paper examines China’s climate policy over the last 5 years, exploring the motivations, policy choices and results of these actions. SECTION 2 analyses China’s experience with carbon markets to date, and focuses in particular on the role of the CDM in driving emission reductions in China. SECTION 3 studies the pilot emission trading schemes which will be launched in 2013-14 and explores how these pilots fit into the aim of establishing a nationwide scheme by 2015-16. SECTION 4 discusses how China’s emission trading scheme fits into the global picture of climate change mitigation.

Cameron Hepburn Richard Scotney Sarah Chapman Cui Jie

Economics of Sustainability

Economics of Sustainability

Carbon Markets and Climate Policy in China: China’s pursuit of a clean energy future


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Hepburn, C., Chapman, S., Cui, J & Scotty, R. (2012). 'Carbon Markets and Climate Policy in China: China’s pursuit of a clean energy future'. prepared for The Climate Institute and Climate Bridge, October 2012.


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