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China’s emissions trading takes steps towards big ambitions

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China recently announced its national emissions trading scheme, advancing market-based approaches to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Its evolution over coming years will determine whether it becomes an effective part of China’s portfolio of climate policies.

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  1. Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

    • Frank Jotzo
  2. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

    • Valerie Karplus
  3. UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources, London, England

    • Michael Grubb
  4. Center for Applied Economic Research, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

    • Andreas Löschel
  5. Institute of Global Low-carbon Economy, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

    • Andreas Löschel
  6. German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Berlin, Germany

    • Karsten Neuhoff
  7. Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    • Karsten Neuhoff
  8. School of Economics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

    • Libo Wu
  9. Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

    • Fei Teng


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