IETA side event in Durban: 2012, the Year of the Dragon: Role of Chinese Emissions Trading Schemes in the Future of Global Carbon Markets

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Following the announcement that China will, prior to 2013, develop pilot emissions trading schemes in four cities (Beijing, Chongquig, Shanghai and Tianjin) and two regions (Hubei and Guangdong) 2012 will indeed be the Year of the Dragon for carbon markets. The pilot schemes will be used to transition China towards a national ETS by 2015 in order to achieve the goal of 17% reduction in carbon intensity 2011-2015. An expert panel will discuss the primary issues in the development of the pilot schemes and the implications for the wider carbon markets.


Time and place: 1 Decemeber 2011 @ 11:45-13:00, IETA Room B at Standard Bank

Moderator: Dr Jussi Nykänen, Chairman, GreenStream Network plc


Dr Trevor Sikorski, Director, Commodities Research, Barclays Capital

Ms Xueman Wang, Partnership for Market Readiness, World Bank

Ms Liva Andersone, Policy Officer, European Commission

Mr Alex Sarac, Legal Director, DLA Piper LLP

Mr Kejun Jiang, Energy Resources Institute, China
(will be speaking instead of Mr Yang Wang, Director, Beijing Climate Exchange)

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