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Carbon emissions trading in China, law, policy and mechanisms, Qin Tianbao, (Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University, China) and Zhang Meng (Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Climate Law, Department of Business Law, School of Economics and Management (LUSEM), Lund University, Sweden) - (e-book)

"Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) have been hailed as a game changer for the evolving climate crisis. This book provides an in-depth analysis of China's carbon ETS, including its legal and policy frameworks, carbon market mechanisms, and international and comparative implications. With nine cutting-edge topics divided into three thematic parts, this comprehensive book probes the essential concepts, contemporary research, and key elements of carbon emissions trading in China. Multidisciplinary in scope, the book draws on insights from law, policy, economics, environmental management, and geopolitics, to provide a comprehensive and nuanced analysis of the development of carbon emissions trading in China. Placing China's carbon ETS within the broader context of international efforts to address climate change, it provides a comparative perspective with international value. This book will be an essential resource for scholars and researchers of international and comparative climate law and policy, environmental management, economics, and climate politics. It will prove an indispensable guide for students of Chinese law, climate law, environmental policy, and comparative environmental law. Practitioners, policymakers, and government officials working in climate governance seeking the state-of-the-art of the development of ETS in China will also benefit greatly from its insights"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Contents: Biography of the authors -- Introduction -- Part I. Context, fundamental rationale and historical development -- 1. Contextual setting for emissions trading in China: Is the market-based approach a game changer for the ever-changing climate game? -- 2. Introduction to the key concepts and issues arising from the developing ets in China -- 3. Historical development of emissions trading in China -- Part II. Ets in China's legal and policy discourses -- 4. Regional pilot emissions trading in China: A bottom-up approach towards a national ets? -- 5. Legislative progress: The last mile to a well-established regulatory framework for the national ets in China -- 6. Emerging climate litigation and developing ets in China -- 7. Interactions between the ets regulatory framework and other climate mechanisms towards the dual carbon goals in China -- Part III. Harmonization of carbon markets in China and other jurisdictions -- 8. The role of the EU carbon border adjustment mechanism in linking emissions trading in China and the eu: Troublemaker or game changer? -- 9. Synergetic development of the ets in China and southeast asia: Towards a regional 'climate club'? -- Index
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non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (244 pages).
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