Monitoring, reporting, and verification of greenhouse gas emissions in China: A Legal Analysis
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AbstractThe chapter’s objective is to analyse China’s domestic legal-regulatory system for the monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Under the Paris Agreement and its rulebook, transparency about the implementation of nationally determined contributions is critical for accountability among countries, to track global progress and to understand how commitments and pledges affect global emissions. China has reported five national inventories of its greenhouse gas emissions. This chapter puts China’s effort in global context and explains how the country operates in this sphere, including the institutions and data sources that it uses for inventory compilation and quality control of its inventory. Conclusions include that China has, in recent years, significantly enhanced the growth and technical expertise of its MRV system by developing its associated regulatory and institutional capacity and implementing detailed methodical guidelines. However, the system still needs to cover more emissions from more sectors, and its accountability elements falls short and feature weak penalties and lax enforcement.
All Author(s) ListAlexander Zahar, Hao 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
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
Pages118 - 148
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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