A power plant operating during a polluted day in Beijing in December 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
A power plant operating during a polluted day in Beijing in December 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

China’s emissions trading scheme a small but important step in climate change fight

  • The long-delayed launch of China’s emissions trading scheme is a reminder of the indispensable role China must play if carbon dioxide reduction targets are to be met
  • The scheme will cover more than 2,200 power plants, accounting for around 12 per cent of global emissions, even if initial prices will have little effect

A power plant operating during a polluted day in Beijing in December 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
A power plant operating during a polluted day in Beijing in December 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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