German-Chinese exchange of experience in emissions trading
China wishes to establish a national emissions trading system. A delegation of experts attended an experience exchange programme in Germany organised by adelphi, where they were provided with extensive information on the subject.
Seven cities and provinces in China are to initiate a pilot project in 2013 with the aim of developing an emissions trading system. In April, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) invited experts to a three-week training programme in Germany in order to gain information and experience in the area of emissions trading in Germany. The main appointments on the programme included a lengthy visit to the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt), meetings with the Federal Ministry, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in Dessau, and with the Emissions Trading Working Group (AGE).
The guests from China were the first group of visitors to take part in the scheme “Capacity Building for Emissions Trading to Support Bilateral Cooperation”. With this programme, the BMU aims to support other countries in introducing their own emissions trading systems by providing expert training sessions. adelphi is coordinating the project and will implement it in cooperation with the partners FutureCamp, DIW econ and TÜV Süd.