Principles of transparency in emissions trading schemes: The Chinese experience

Deane, Felicity, Hamman, Evan, & Pei, Yilin (2016) Principles of transparency in emissions trading schemes: The Chinese experience. Transnational Environmental Law. (In Press)

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Transparency is fundamental to environmental governance. It promotes public trust, goodwill, and credibility in environmental decision making. It also ensures that monitoring and enforcement of emissions reduction targets are efficient and effective. As the impacts of climate change increase, it is urgent that scholars and policy makers develop and test criteria for transparency in both the calculation of emissions reductions and the public reporting of emissions. This article highlights basic principles of transparency that should inform such criteria and that may be applied on a transnational basis. We also examine China’s recently implemented pilot emissions trading schemes and find that the approach in China does not yet comply with our suggested principles. Nevertheless, the positive direction of environmental governance in this region is encouraging.

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ID Code: 96397
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Transparency, China, Emissions trading, Emissions, Climate change, Paris, Chinese, Pilot, ETS
DOI: 10.1017/S2047102516000145
ISSN: 2047-1033
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Cambridge University Press
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2016 23:14
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2016 01:11

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