• China announces long-awaited national carbon market launch

    06 January 2021

    China has announced it will launch its long-awaited national emissions trading scheme (ETS) in February, although the rules are not expected to be too onerous initially for the power companies covered by the market

  • PBoC considers mandatory climate disclosure to support 'green' recovery

    09 December 2020

    The governor of the People's Bank of China (PBoC) has announced the central bank will consider making climate disclosure mandatory and seek to make it easier for international investors to access the green finance market in the country.

  • China's ETS: launch hope high as officials step up support

    16 October 2020

    Following their recently upgraded climate pledge, senior Chinese officials have given renewed backing to a national emissions trading system (ETS), reigniting hopes it will soon be built and be more ambitious, writes Ahren Lester

  • The biggest announcements so far from Climate Week

    24 September 2020

    As Climate Week draws to a close, here are some of the most important announcements from an event defined by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Carbon prices fall in Chinese pilot schemes ahead of national market

    28 October 2015

    The price of carbon allowances in all but one of China's pilot emission trading schemes has fallen significantly since April, as participants prepare for the expected launch of a national market in 2017.

  • Green bonds market sees summer slow-down despite key deals

    02 October 2015

    The green bond market has seen a drought of issuance in the third quarter of 2015, according to new data from Environmental Finance.

  • China to roll out carbon-trading system in 2017

    25 September 2015

    China is expected to announce today that it will push back the launch of its long-awaited national emissions trading system (ETS) to 2017.

  • Investors welcome tighter GHG targets from US and China

    12 November 2014

    Investors have welcomed new targets on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions announced by China and the US in which China has, for the first time, committed to reduce its absolute level of emissions.

  • Looking back at 2013

    18 December 2013

    Stranded assets, retroactive subsidy cuts and backloading were among the themes that dominated the markets in 2013. Peter Cripps looks back on some of the highs and lows of the past 12 months.

  • US, China agree deal to cut HFCs

    10 June 2013

    The US and China have agreed a deal to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons, a group of potent greenhouse gases found in refrigerants.