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Chinese companies seek global carbon market for green hydrogen

Tuesday - Three Chinese organisations are leading the charge to create an international carbon market for green hydrogen.

China releases plan to guide carbon-intensive industries to reach peak emissions by 2030

3 Aug 22 - Seven industrial sectors in China have been assigned targets to reduce energy consumption and boost recycling to reach peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.

China greenlights carbon economy degree to aid its climate goals

27 Jul 22 - China’s climate commitments are making their way into the country’s university classrooms.

China to build more low-carbon communities

14 Jul 22 - China will encourage more residential communities to evolve into low-carbon ones as part of the country's efforts to meet its climate goals.

China’s domination of solar a risk to zero-carbon future: IEA

11 Jul 22 - Countries must lessen their dependence on China’s production of solar panels and dramatically boost manufacturing capacity to reach net-zero emissions, the International Energy Agency has said.

Shanghai to trial personal carbon accounts

8 Jul 22 - China is trying to tap the emissions reduction potential of personal consumption, and package such reductions as a class of carbon asset to be incorporated into the country’s growing carbon market.

China announces ban on industrial projects to combat climate change in key zones

20 Jun 22 - China Friday announced that it will ban new steel, coking, oil refining, cement, and glass projects in key zones to combat climate change by lowering pollution and carbon emissions.


China cuts carbon emissions per unit of GDP by half from 2005

16 Jun 22 - China has made great achievements in carbon reduction, with its carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP in 2021 plunging by 50.3 percent from 2005, an official said Wednesday.

Rebooting China’s carbon credits: What will 2022 bring?

10 Jun 22 - Carbon market players are watching closely to see how China’s version of carbon credits, the China Certified Emission Reductions (CCER) scheme, will be rebooted.

China’s climate change Pacific reset

31 May 22 - By Jeremy Rose | Last month saw the opening of the China-Pacific Island Countries Climate Action Cooperation Centre in Liaocheng City, Shandong Province. It’s opening, perhaps not surprisingly,...

China’s CO2 emissions see longest sustained drop in a decade

31 May 22 - China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by an estimated 1.4% in the first three months of 2022, making it the third quarter in a row of falling emissions.

China’s emissions expected to peak in 2027: state think tank

8 Apr 22 - China’s carbon emissions could peak three years ahead of the 2030 government target, according to a report published on 31 March by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), a state-affiliated think...

China’s funding for overseas coal projects under construction to release 300 million tonnes of emissions a year

4 Apr 22 - China’s decision to stop funding new coal power projects overseas has been welcomed by climate experts, but they were equally disappointed by Beijing’s commitment for projects already under...

What does China’s coal push mean for its climate goals?

30 Mar 22 - Late last year, following widespread power shortages, China’s leadership repeatedly emphasised the importance of ensuring energy security – a country’s ability to secure sufficient and affordable...

China's carbon market has a credibility problem: analysts

28 Mar 22 - China’s newly launched national carbon emissions trading system (ETS), the world’s largest, needs to raise its game on fraud prevention by imposing steeper penalties on offending companies to deter...

Designer of China carbon market sees expansion delayed

23 Mar 22 - A researcher who helped design China’s national carbon market said it will expand into new sectors later than expected, a setback for a key tool in President Xi Jinping’s drive to cut the world’s...

China slams firms for falsifying carbon data

16 Mar 22 - China's environment ministry has slammed firms for falsifying carbon data, part of the country's efforts to improve data quality as it prepares to expand its national emissions trading scheme into...

A reprieve for coal? Xi Jinping urges ‘realism’ on China’s road to carbon goals

7 Mar 22 - China’s declining coal industry got a boost on the weekend when Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a “realistic” approach to achieving the country’s carbon neutrality goals.

Reaching peak carbon early could save hundreds of thousands of lives in China

3 Mar 22 - Reaching peak carbon emissions before its 2030 target could help China to avoid more 600,000 deaths from exposure to the most deadly small particles over the following two decades, a study has found.


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