Past Seminar

Carbon Cap and Trade in China: From Experimentation to Nationalization?

Dec 3, 2014 Video

About the Event

Jeremy Schreifels, Liu Shuang, and Hong Jian Wu at RFF

Seven pilot cap-and-trade programs for carbon currently operate in China as experiments to inform a nationwide program under design at present and slated to start in 2016. At this RFF First Wednesday Seminar, RFF’s Clayton Munnings and Richard Morgenstern will present key findings from a recent RFF discussion paper, which assesses the design of three of the pilot programs, in Guangdong, Shanghai and Shenzhen. RFF’s Zhongmin Wang will then moderate a diverse panel, where experts will provide their thoughts on the pilot cap-and-trade programs and discuss the prospects of nationalizing cap and trade in China.

Agenda

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12:30 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

12:40 p.m.

Presentation of Assessing the Design of Three Pilot Programs for Carbon Trading in China, a new RFF discussion paper

  • Richard Morgenstern, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
  • Clayton Munnings, Research Associate, Resources for the Future

12:55 p.m.

Discussion of Carbon Trading in China: From Experimentation to Nationalization?
Moderated by Zhongmin Wang, Fellow, Resources for the Future

  • Carla Freeman, Associate Director, China Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University
  • Richard Morgenstern, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
  • Clayton Munnings, Research Associate, Resources for the Future
  • Liu Shuang, Consultant, Energy Foundation China
  • Jeremy Schreifels, Senior Policy Analyst, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Hong Jian Wu, Director, Division of Climate Change, Development and Reform Commission of Guangdong Province

1:40 p.m.

Q&A

2:00 p.m. Adjourn
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Speakers

  • Phil Sharp, Fellow, The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs; former President, RFF
  • Richard D. Morgenstern, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
  • Zhongmin Wang, Fellow
  • Clayton Munnings, Senior Research Associate