China Recalibrates Carbon-Trading Plan, Beijing Bulletin, 6 September 2017

Beijing Bulletin carried a commentary on China’s plans to launch a nationwide carbon-trading system in November to help curb greenhouse gas emissions. Among the details, the platform will initially cover only three of China’s industries–electricity, aluminium and cement–rather than the eight sectors designated for trading. The commentary highlighted Scientific American’s ClimateWire report and quoted comments from Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Environmental Studies) Angel Hsu who noted that the impact of the platform will still be significant because cement production accounts for “fully half” of China’s CO2 emissions. The commentary was also carried in Radio Free Asia.


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