Beyond the CDM: Regulating China's domestic offset scheme

Hao Zhang, Christopher Arup

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Success in China moving from participation in the Clean Development Mechanism to a national offset scheme is critical to the development of climate law and policy within China. Examination of the regulatory and institutional arrangements underpinning China s offset scheme suggests that there is potential for the domestic offset sector to contribute to emissions reductions. However, China will have to navigate several potential pitfalls, ranging from ensuring environmental integrity to avoiding double counting and other issues, to ensure success.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10049 - 10063
Number of pages15
JournalEnvironmental Law Reporter: news and analysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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