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ICIS provides a suite of tools designed to help traders, analysts and compliance managers understand the impact of policy and regulatory developments, identify risks and compile their trading strategy. These include behaviour-driven analysis, unique price forecasting, one-to-one access to our bilingual Chinese analyst as well as hard-to-find fundamental and Chinese Certified Emission Reductions (CCER) data in an easy-to-use format.

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Available in English and Mandarin, our products will help you trade profitably and manage risk in China’s seven pilot schemes – all from an analyst team you can trust with a methodology that has been proven in Europe and North America.

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China ETS Portal

The China ETS Portal provides a complete suite of market intelligence that helps you understand the impact of policy changes and appreciate why industry participants behave the way they do. The portal is ideal for traders and analysts, as it offers you everything you need to plan your trading strategy for each of the seven pilot schemes. 

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China ETS Insight Product

The China ETS Insight Product provides highlights of the ICIS China carbon market analysis. It is ideal for stakeholders who need to keep in touch with key developments in the pilot schemes and the upcoming national scheme, but do not speak Mandarin or have the time to read the detailed policy papers.

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An essential guide to CCERs and their developing role in the China ETS

ICIS has collaborated with offset project developer, Hanergy, to offer an essential guide to Chinese Certified Emission Reductions (CCER) and their role in this growing carbon market. With expert data analysis and detailed issuance forecasts until 2021, this free white paper is a valuable resource for anyone looking to better understand CCERs and develop their carbon market strategy in China.

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Regional overview

Updated to Q1 2015

Last year was a good year for the Chinese pilot Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS). All seven appointed pilots commenced trading by mid-2014, with Chongqing ETS being the last on 19 June 2014. Compliance companies from five out of the seven running pilots also demonstrated compliance for the first time. The five pilots, namely Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangdong and Tianjin, all had good compliance rates of more than 97% last year. Carbon prices also started to show more stability in 2014, with carbon prices ranging from yuan (CNY) 20 to CNY55.

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The outlook for a Chinese National ETS also looks promising with the recent developments in the market. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released the Interim Management Plan for Emissions Trading Scheme on 14 December 2014, outlining the framework for the National ETS. Intensive work was also carried out to standardise the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) frameworks for key sectors.

The National Registry System (for CCERs) also finally went on line on 14 January 2015. These are indications that the Chinese government is determined to push the National ETS. In the Chinese government’s roadmap for the National ETS, the NDRC is aiming to launch the National ETS in 2016. Although some are sceptical over whether the National ETS can be launched within such a short lead time, one thing for sure is that the National ETS will be launched, sooner - rather than later.

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