High-level Event on China's Emissions Trading System

Katowice, Poland (China Pavilion): 10 December 2018

Topics, Climate Change, IEA Event

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Co-host: Department of Climate Change of China MEE, NCSC, World Bank Group, IEA, ADB, and Energy Foundation.
Featuring Dr Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director, Mechthild Wörsdőrfer, Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, and Andrew Prag, Head of IEA Environment and Climate Change

Moderator: LI Gao, Director General, Ministry of Ecology and Environment(MEE)


Opening Remarks

XIE Zhenhua, China's special representative on climate change affairs

Faith Birol, Executive Director, IEA

Laura Tucker, Vice-president, World Bank Group

Keynote speech

Moderator: XU Huaqing, Director General, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation(NCSC)


Overall introduction of China national ETS and key works for next step

LI Gao, Director General, Ministry of Ecology and Environment

China national ETS: role within Chinas low-carbon development strategy and international implications.      presentaion: China national ETS

Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, IEA

New situation and requirements of China’s National ETS Establishment

XU Huaqing, Director General, NCSC

International experiences of ETSs in contribution to Chinese ETS Development and Low Carbon Transition

Dirk Forrister, CEO, IETA

Vigorously develop carbon market and promote eco-civilization construction

HE Jiankun, Professor, Tsinghua University

The implication of the establishment of China’s ETS to Asia and Pacific carbon market and low carbon development

Woochong Um, Director General, Department of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, ADB

Features of China’s national carbon market

ZHANG Xiliang, Director, Institute of Energy, Environment & Economy, Tsinghua University

Global ETS mechanism establishment and Paris Agreement implementation

Robert Stavins, Professor, Kennedy School of Public Policy, Harvard University

Actions and experiences of GHG emission reduction of enterprise

LI Congrui, President of China Jinmao Holdings Group Limited

GHG Emission Reduction Market Mechanism Experiences in U.S.

Nathaniel Keohane, Senior Vice President at Environmental Defense Fund


Tea Break

Panel Discussion

Moderator: ZHANG Xiliang, Director, Institute of Energy, Environment & Economy, Tsinghua University


Topic: Practice, opportunity and challenge of enterprises in participation in ETS

Andrew Prag, Head of Climate Change Unit, IEA

XUE Yan, Program officer, CNCA

SONG Xiangdong, Deputy DG, CQC

MEI Dewen, President, Beijing Environmental Exchange

CHEN Zhixiang, President, China Hubei Emission Exchange


LV Xuedu, Lead Climate Change Specialist, Asia Development Bank

LIU Shuang, Energy Foundation China

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