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An ex-ante performance evaluation of the Chinese Emissions Trading Scheme
thesisposted on 06.04.2021, 08:17 by MEI ZI TAN
This thesis evaluates the potential effectiveness of the Chinese Emissions Trading Scheme (CETS) in contributing to climate mitigation. The key criteria for a successful ETS is a strong political will from a government to impose a high carbon price on greenhouse gas emissions. Given that the current priority of the Chinese government is to protect the cost-competitiveness of Chinese enterprises, the government has not designed the CETS in accordance with carbon-pricing principles recommended by the OECD and the World Bank. As such, the thesis argues that the CETS is expected to have a limited impact on contributing to climate mitigation.