Country or Region: China
Client: European Commission – Foreign Policy Instrument
Emission trading has taken a prominent place in the Chinese climate policy portfolio, since it has been first introduced to the Chinese debate in 2011. Since then, several pilot emission trading systems have been launched in provinces and municipalities. These pilot systems were initially meant to gain experience and pave the way for the establishment of a nation-wide emission trading system.
This project took the form of an evaluation of EU-China emissions trading cooperation.
The primary objectives were as follows:
- To provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders with an overall independent assessment of the past performance of the ” Platform for Policy Dialogue and Cooperation between EU and China on Emission Trading” project, paying particular attention to its results measured against its expected objectives; and the reasons underpinning such results.
- To provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders with key lessons learned, conclusions and related recommendations in order to improve current and future Actions.