Regulation of sources and sinks in China’s domestic offset scheme
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AbstractClosely linked to the design of China’s national emission-trading scheme (ETS) is the inclusion of an offset scheme that provides incentives to increase carbon sinks and sequestration. This chapter evaluates the institutional and regulatory framework governing the domestic offset scheme in China, in particular the requirements being established to qualify the China Certified Emission Reductions (CCERs) for acceptance into China’s domestic (national and pilot) ETSs. The establishment of China’s domestic offset scheme follows on from the governance framework that the Chinese authorities established for participating in the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). China’s offset scheme is particularly important for generating investment in non-ETS sectors that are vulnerable to climate change, such as agriculture and forestry. But China’s domestic offset regulation is very much a work in progress. Success in moving from participation in the CDM to a national offset scheme is critical to the development of climate law and policy in the country. China will have to navigate several potential pitfalls in ensuring the environmental integrity of offsets.
All Author(s) ListHao Zhang
All Editor(s) ListXiangbai He, Hao Zhang, Alexander Zahar
Edition1st Edition
Book titleClimate Change Law in China in Global Context
Series TitleRoutledge Advances in Climate Change Research
Year2020
Month7
PublisherRoutledge
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
Pages103 - 117
ISBN9781138742536
eISBN9781315182209
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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