Technical Workshop 2: Domestic Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS) (Shenzhen)

The purpose of this workshop was to inform policy makers on key features of emissions trading schemes (ETS) and to exchange lessons from existing and proposed ETS.
Date: 
Mar 12 - 13, 2012
Venue: 
Shenzhen, China
Day 1: March 12, 2012
8:30 Registration
1. Opening and Introduction
9:00
Joëlle Chassard, World Bank
Tang Jie, Vice Mayor of Shenzhen
Sun Cuihua, National Development and Reform Commission, China
Xueman Wang, PMR Secretariat
2. Decision Making and Policy Choice – Why an Emissions Trading Scheme?

This session included an overview of existing and proposed trading schemes, covering processes, barriers, and considerations for choice of policy instrument. The introduction was followed by a panel discussion in which five stakeholders shared their experiences and lessons learned from ETS. Then there was a second panel discussion in which Implementing Countires and emerging economies presented insights on considerations, challenges, and questions.
9:30
Denny Ellerman, European University Institute
Why an Emissions Trading System?
Why an Emissions Trading System? (Chinese)
James White, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australia
Australia: Carbon Pricing Mechanism
Robert Fletcher, Air Resources Board, California
California: Cap and Trade Program
Vicky Pollard, European Commission
EU: Some views on ETS
Will Space, RGGI
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI; “Reggie”)
Yuki Arata, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Why Tokyo, not Japan?
11:00 Break
11:15
Sun Cuihua, NDRC, China
China: Macro Policy of Controlling GHG Emission and Exploration of Market Mechanism
Ignacio Fernandez, Ministry of Energy, Chile
Chile: Why an ETS?
Taehee Kim, Presidential Committee on Green Growth, South Korea
South Korea: Policy to Reduce GHGs
Mpho Legote, National Treasury, South Africa
South Africa: Carbon Pricing
12:30 Lunch
3. Coverage and Cap Setting

This session consisted of two panel discussions. The first one covered coverage, what choice of sectors and GHGs to include under an ETS. The second one focused on setting caps.
14:00
Felix Matthes, Öko Institut
Coverage and Scope: Choice of Sectors, GHGs, and regulated entities under an ETS. Rationale and Criteria
James White, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australia
Australia: Coverage and Liability
Ignacio Fernandez, Ministry of Energy, Chile
Chile: Choice of Sectors and GHG Coverage under an ETS
Liva Andersone, European Commission
EU: Choice of Sectors and GHG Coverage under an ETS
Robert Fletcher, Air Resources Board, California
California: Coverage and Cap Setting
15:45 Break
16:00
Richard Baron, International Energy Agency
Setting Caps
James White, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australia
Australia: Cap Setting
Ignacio Fernandez, Ministry of Energy, Chile
Chile: Setting Caps
Dirk Weinreich, Ministry of Enviornment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Germany: Setting Caps in the EU-ETS
18:00 Wrap up
18:30 Reception
Day 2: November 4, 2014
4. Allocations
9:00
Felix Matthes, Öko Institut
Allocation of Allowances - Methods and Approaches
Allocation of Allowances - Methods and Approaches (Chinese)
James White, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australia
Australia: Allocation
Duan Maosheng, Tsinghua University
China: Allowances Allocations - Some Initial Considerations
Steven Mills, Department for Energy and Climate Change, UK
UK: Free Allocation - Lessons Learned from the EU
Robert Fletcher, Air Resources Board, California
California: Allocations
10:45 Break
5. Use of Offsets
11:00
Janet Peace, C2ES
An Introduction to Offsets
An Introduction to Offsets (Chinese)
James White, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australia
Australia: Offsets
Liva Andersone, European Commission
EU: Consideration of Allowing Offsets in an ETS
Robert Fletcher, Air Resources Board, California
California: Use of Offsets
12:30 Lunch
6. Institutional Arrangement
14:00
Simon Greenacre, Baker & Mckenzie, Australia
ETS Institutional Arrangements
ETS Institutional Arrangements (Chinese)
James White, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australia
Australia: Institutional Arrangement
Dirk Weinreich, Ministry of Enviornment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Germany: Institutional Arrangements
Robert Fletcher, Air Resources Board, California
California: Institutional Arrangements
15:30 Break
7. Enabling Trading and Industry Preparation
15:45
Bill Thompson, BP and Richard Baron, International Energy Agency
Industry preparation for an ETS
8. Closing
17:45
Peggy Chen, Shenzhen Emissions Rights Exchange
Build and Open and Sustainable Emission Trading System
Wu Delin, Shenzhen Municipal Government
19:00 End of workshop

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