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Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law

Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law

Research Handbooks in Environmental Law series

Edited by Geert Van Calster, Wim Vandenberghe and Leonie Reins

Governments around the world have been trying to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades. This detailed Handbook considers the spectrum of legal and market-based instruments as well as strategies and policies adopted around the world and suggests more effective, comprehensive and responsive ways of managing climate change mitigation.

Chapter 4: Reflections on the Chinese carbon market

Christopher Tung

Subjects: environment, climate change, environmental law, law - academic, energy law, environmental law


This chapter considers and reflects upon the evolution of the Chinese carbon market, from China’s ratification of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to the emergence of municipal and regional pilot emissions trading schemes today. It identifies and comments upon some of the developments over this period, and speculates on the potential future of carbon trading in China.

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