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Issue 1 of Global-China Low Carbon Development Analysis Released

As year 2012, the milestone of global climate negotiation, is approaching, more and more low carbon policies had been enacted in China. How to identify business opportunities among these over whelming information is an inevitable problem that every corporation in low carbon industry has to deal with. In this context, a joint achievement of precise carbon intelligence and industry insights by Sino-Carbon and renowned industry experts complete report Global-China Low Carbon Development Analysis. In October, the issue 1 of Global-China Low Carbon Development Analysis will be released,and we are preparing to deliver it to all report clients.

In this issue, the featured analysis is focused on “Prospect of International Carbon Market”. Based on a comprehensive study on the current status of and major challenges to the international carbon market, and considering the latest development of the international climate negotiations and domestic policies, we have made a very comprehensive, in-depth assessment on the future evolvement of the international carbon market and also made a quantified analysis on the size and scale of the future market. This analysis will provide meaningful reference to market participants for them to better understand the future international carbon market. The four chapters will spotlights:

  • Low Carbon Policies

To follow to the international climate negotiations, we have made an analysis on the UN Bonn negotiation, provides some detailed information and guidance on how to observe various international conferences on climate change before Durban, and based on the expectations of Parties expressed during the Bonn meeting makes some early assessments on the possible outcome of the Durban Conference.

On the negotiations on flexible market mechanisms, we hereby provides some assessments, based on our long term follow up of this issue, on the latest development and progress made during the Bonn Meeting. We also provide a comprehensive analysis on the EU’s Submission to the Bonn Conference on a proposal of introducing new market mechanisms.

We also systematically follow up the development on the introduction of a domestic emission trading scheme in major countries and regions. And in this issue of the analysis, we focus on the latest development in Australia, South Korea and California together with the provision of an analysis on their potential influence.

On China’s national policies on low carbon development, we hereby provide an overall introduction to the latest development on the building of pilot domestic emission trading schemes in China. We also introduce a series of complementary policies and measure formulated by the central government to promote low carbon development in the 12th Five-Year Plan period.

To help our clients constantly follow up the latest development of China’s low carbon policies, we hereby provide a comprehensive introduction on the progress of various types of domestic pilot emission trading programs in China and the newly promulgated Work Program on Energy Conservation and Pollution Reduction by the State Council.

  • Carbon Market

On part of the dynamics of the carbon market, based on the performance and character of the international carbon market in the year of 2010 and first half of 2011, we have made an in-depth analysis on the current performance and trend of the carbon market, and also made some predictions on its performance and development for the second half. By follow up the latest development in the carbon markets in various major countries and regions, we provide an updated information and analysis on the development of EU ETS and RGGI.

On CDM and JI projects, we make and overall assessment on the latest development of the CDM/JI projects globally since June, including the numbers of new projects, their distribution, emission reductions and price, from which we can see some unusual characters and the reasons behind in the recent development of CDM/JI projects. We also provide a comprehensive and detailed introduction and analysis on the new version of China’s National Regulation on Development and Management of CDM Projects, and on the issue of historical highest prices of wind and hydroelectric prices in China.

On the issue of post 2012 policy uncertainty, we have made an analysis on the current challenges of CDM projects and their possible way out in the near future, and also made an assessment on the possible reform and prospect of CDM.

  • Low Carbon in Sectors

The aviation sector is to be included in the EU ETS, and this issue of the Analysis provides an introduction to the latest development of EU’s relevant policy and the Sino-EU and US-EU political dispute over this issue.

We also provide an introduction to the latest development in IMO on pursuing a global solution on GHG emission reductions in the maritime transportation sector, and analysis on the potential influence of the newly adopted energy efficiency design index for new ships.

  • Regional Low Carbon

On how China’s different provinces and regions are pursuing a low carbon development path embodied in the 12th Five-Year Plan, we provide a comprehensive analysis and assessment on the various 12th FYPs in different provinces, and make an in-depth analysis on their characters.

We provide a featured case study on how to promote the LED street lamp replacement through PCDM mechanism, and based on an analysis of the prospect of the utilization of LED street lamp, the relevant CDM methodologies and program development model, we have made a comprehensive introduction and assessment on the LED street lamp replacement PCDM project.

We also provide an example on the promotion of new energy vehicle through a carbon offsetting mechanism in the city of Shenzhen. As a specific case of promoting low carbon development through market mechanism, this case provides some exemplary reference to local officials and market participants.