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Insight: Great expectations fill Greenland as China eyes riches

Insight: Great expectations fill Greenland as China eyes riches | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
NUUK (Reuters) - By a remote fjord where icebergs float in silence and hunters stalk reindeer, plans are being drawn up for a huge iron ore mine that would lift Greenland's population by four percent at...
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China’s environmental service sector to benefit from big government spending

China’s environmental service sector to benefit from big government spending | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it

China’s environmental service sector will benefit from rising government spending to tackle worsening pollution problems, analysts say.

China’s environmental expenditure rose 3 per cent year on year to 112 billion yuan in December, compared with 1 per cent growth in overall expenditures, the latest official statistics showed.

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China to ban CO2 auditors from carbon trading in new rules

China will ban firms responsible for auditing carbon dioxide emissions and offset projects from trading on a national carbon market due to be launched in 2017, according to new government guidelines aimed at increasing the credibility of the verifiers.
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What a good will for a better carbon market.

Auditors should be third parties: independant from governments and from ETS covered entities. 

Moreover, they should not be allowed to participate to the carbon market for interest conflict issues.

Hope this Chinese gvt decision will be applied.

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China to ban CO2 auditors from carbon trading in new rules

China will ban firms responsible for auditing carbon dioxide emissions and offset projects from trading on a national carbon market due to be launched in 2017, according to new government guidelines aimed at increasing the credibility of the verifiers.
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China’s CO2 emissions fell 3% in 2015 -Greenpeace | Carbon Pulse

China’s latest economic data for 2015 imply that China’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuel consumption fell around 3% last year, an amount equal to Poland’s total
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Since Chinese emissions strongly rely on coal consumption, the double effect of recent coal consumption reduction with improvement of new install coal plants won't supprise me to have a direct impact on Chinese CO2 emissions. 

The remaining question is how much and of course how reliable Chinese statistics are today (better or worse than before) ?

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China's 2015 energy mix beats targets

China's 2015 energy mix beats targets | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
Read China's 2015 energy mix beats targets and other wind energy news & analysis on Windpower Monthly
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Go clean energies Go !

China is still planning an annual growth of energy consumption about 3% over the 13th FYP (2016-2020). 

What about the GDP ?

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Pollution chic: Beijing's residents don fashionable face masks

Pollution chic: Beijing's residents don fashionable face masks | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
Beijing's pollution crisis appears to have spawned a new fashion trend with dozens of residents seen walking the smog-ridden streets wearing playfully designed face masks.
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A new solution against air pollution -> The water canon ???

Let try everything. We do not know, it could work.

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Disturbing numbers reveal just how deadly air pollution is for humans

Disturbing numbers reveal just how deadly air pollution is for humans | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
Experts calculate that air pollution kills more people worldwide than AIDS, malaria, breast cancer, or tuberculosis.
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Fred Issa's curator insight, November 30, 2015 1:12 PM

Disturbing New study shows how Air pollution kills more people than Aids, malaria, breast cancer, and tuberculosis. The Chinese have not really done anything of a consequence to reverse the effects of Air Pollution in their nation, hence as a modern Industrial Nation they remain uncaring about improving the conditions for their people and concentrate on full employment and productivity rather than improving the health and welfare of their citizens? Fred Issa,

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China Burns Much More Coal Than Reported, Complicating Climate Talks

China Burns Much More Coal Than Reported, Complicating Climate Talks | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
China has been using up to 17 percent more coal a year than reported. By some estimates, that means almost a billion more tons of carbon dioxide released annually.
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Now, it is official. 

China burned more coal than previously estimated. 

At Chinese scale small shares always become huge absolute numbers !!!

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Fred Issa's curator insight, November 30, 2015 1:26 PM

Why would China try to hide the true amount of coal? Is it because of the higher sulfur content of the coal which is more harmful to its citizens? Accordingly, this represents nearly a billion more tons of carbon dioxide polluting China and its people. Like the short-sided one child policy in China, this too will have harmful long-term damaging effects upon the Chinese people. Fred Issa,

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RENEWABLE ENERGY: China expects to miss its 2015 target for offshore wind projects

RENEWABLE ENERGY: China expects to miss its 2015 target for offshore wind projects | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
HONG KONG -- China has earned a reputation as the world's fastest-growing renewable energy market, but its offshore wind power program appears to be an exception.
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Fred Issa's curator insight, November 30, 2015 1:30 PM

Renewable Energy is the real answer to China's growing pollution problems, and with its vast resources and capital could easily become the world's leader. By venturing into the offshore wind power, which they have done very little, as opposed to other forms of Renewable Energy, in which they have made greater strides. Fred Issa,

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China will reach pollution peak in 5 to 10 years

China will reach its peak in the emission of major pollutants in the next five to 10 years, experts said on Tuesday.

 

However, that will not trigger the turning point for the quality of the environment, according to a report from the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development.

 

"It will take 15 to 20 years to reduce emissions enough to bring about a fundamental change for the better," said Chen Jining, the minister of environmental protection.

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Fred Issa's curator insight, November 30, 2015 1:42 PM

Study reveals that China will reach its peak in the emission of major pollutants in the next five years to ten years, however it will take another 15 - 20 years to reduce emissions to being about a much-needed fundamental positive change in the quality of both. China with all of its resources needs to step up its efforts, or it will be good news / bad news for their nation. The good news will be for China that they just became the # 1 manufacturing power in the World, but the Bad News is that no one can breathe the air outside any longer.

Fred Issa,

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China greenhouse gases: Progress is made, report says - BBC News

China greenhouse gases: Progress is made, report says - BBC News | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
China's greenhouse gas emissions could start to decline within 10 years, says a London School of Economics report.
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China renewables investment rose 31% in 2014

China renewables investment rose 31% in 2014 | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
NEWS: Solar, wind and hydro finance flows remain strong despite economic downturn, says new spending analysis by US government
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ADB, AIIB only able to provide 'fraction' of Asia's energy investment needs

ADB, AIIB only able to provide 'fraction' of Asia's energy investment needs | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
The developing nations in Asia-Pacific are projected to require US$400 billion to US$700 billion in annual investment in the energy sector over the next 25 years, and the Japan-led Asian Development Bank and the new China-led Asian Infrastructure...
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Nice discussions at this Pacific Energy Summit.

Needed investment numbers have to be taken with care. They are only estimations. But what the banks are putting on the table is fixed and limited in scale for sure.

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China sets wind power record

China sets wind power record | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
China’s wind power capacity hit a record high in 2015 with the government launching new initiatives to boost renewable energy
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Good News: China's Dropping Coal Consumption Is Putting the Brakes on Global Carbon Emissions | Barbara Finamore's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Good News: China's Dropping Coal Consumption Is Putting the Brakes on Global Carbon Emissions | Barbara Finamore's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
New analysis finds that China holds the key to achieving the 2 degree Celsius global climate goal reaffirmed by 195 countries last month in Paris. According to research by Barclays Bank, China accounts for 33-40 percent of the carbon emissions...
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Well written article with detailed analysis of drivers and domestic policies on coal consumption.

Economic slowdown is clearly not the major reason of the structural change that China is making these years. But all actions engaged for this structural transition may suffer of possible stronger economic slowdown in the following year before that the transition move becomes robust enough.

 

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Coal Is No Longer King in China

Coal Is No Longer King in China | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
New data suggests China has tipped past peak coal.
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China case:

slow down of GDP growth -> Energy consumtpion -> coal consumption

And also

slow down of coal consumtpion -> energy consumption -> GDP growth

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False emissions reporting undermines China's pollution fight

False emissions reporting undermines China's pollution fight | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
BEIJING - Widespread misreporting of harmful gas emissions by Chinese electricity firms is threatening the country's attempts to rein in pollution, with government policies aimed at generating cleaner power struggling to halt the practice.Coal-fired power accounts for three-quarters of China's total generation capacity and is a major source of the toxic smog that shrouded much of the country's north last month, prompting "red alerts" in dozens of cities, including the capital Beijing.
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France (CITEPA) and China (CRAES) are collaborating on integrated GHG and pollutant inventory development. Measure, Verification and Reporting is the core of the cooperation. 

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Beijing plans to beat smog by 2030 - China.org.cn

Beijing plans to beat smog by 2030 - China.org.cn | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
Beijing is drafting a long-term plan to improve air quality to the clean level by around 2030, the municipal environmental watchdog said on Monday.
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"In 2015, the capital saw 186 days with air quality that was better than the national safety standard, 14 days more than the number in 2014"


WOW, How many days in a year ?

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China pollution: First ever red alert in effect in Beijing - BBC News

China pollution: First ever red alert in effect in Beijing - BBC News | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital's first ever pollution "red alert" comes into effect over smog levels.
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First time the red alert.

This good, but this also shows that the gvt did not consider it as a serious matter before. 

The red alert should have be announced few times in 2014 and 2015 before, but gvt was always expecting wind to blow within the 3 consecutive days. Even if in reality the wind was not blowing as expected.

Thanks to the COP21 on which all the world has the eyes looking at climate and pollution. This reinforce the will of the gvt to take action. The announcement of the red alert is one of them. :).

Now it is time to clean the air. Huge challenge, but I am convinced that China will make it.

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Energy, Security, and Climate » China Recalculates its Coal Consumption: Why This Really Matters

Energy, Security, and Climate » China Recalculates its Coal Consumption: Why This Really Matters | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
This was originally posted by my colleague and co-author Elizabeth Economy on CFR's Asia Unbound blog. Liz is the C....
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Good analyses, but there are much more behind.

- Are new data more reliable than previous one ?

- Since it is a fact, effort will focus on future action. It will then be probably easier for China to achieve its INDC targets and carbon market. The CO2 cap will be much higher than previously expected.

- Did China achieve its 12 FYP energy and carbon intensity ?

 

All these let us think that it would be very useful for China to accept an international MRV system. Good for capacity building and technology transfer.

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EXCLUSIVE – Tight controls, strict penalties, and a stability reserve: draft of China’s national carbon market rules emerges | Carbon Pulse

China’s national carbon market, to be launched in 2017, will be tightly controlled by Beijing and include strict penalties for non-compliance and cheating,
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Here we go. China is on the way of its national ETS scheme !

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Clear skies at home set the stage for China’s growing climate commitment internationally

Clear skies at home set the stage for China’s growing climate commitment internationally | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
It is the 25th September and the skies are strikingly clear in Beijing. PM2.5 readings are at a low of 4. This is no coincidence. For this is the day the USA and China made a Joint Presidential Sta...
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Fred Issa's curator insight, November 30, 2015 1:34 PM

Beijing is showing what can be a pollution-free city with some modest investments and planning for the future. Now China needs to take this positive accomplishment and use Renewable Energy to save the people from the devastating effects of long-term of air and water pollution. Fred Issa,

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Regional China fears reducing coal consumption will restrict growth

Regional China fears reducing coal consumption will restrict growth | China environment (climate policy) | Scoop.it
China's central government has a clear goal.
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China charges former senior energy official with graft

Chinese prosecutors have formally charged a former senior official at the National Energy Administration with corruption, the government said on Monday, as a sweeping crackdown on graft intensifies.
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Another bad news for the coal sector.

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