ECCI Director visits Seoul to advise on planned emissions trading scheme

31 May 2013

ECCI Director Andy Kerr was invited to Seoul last week, alongside Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davy, to take part of a Foreign and Commonwealth Office funded workshop for senior Korean officials.

Andy was one of three technical experts selected to share experiences of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme with the Korean team designing South Korea's nascent trading scheme.

The workshop was opened by Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davy, and his counterpart, Minister Seong-kyu Yoon. Korea's scheme will cover 60% of its emissions and is slated to start in 2015.

ECCI - FCO work continues in China

Andy also made a return trip to China this year following ECCI and the University of Edinburgh Business School's bespoke training course in 2012 on low carbon policy and practice for senior officials of China's powerful National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

Andy was funded by the FCO to speak at workshops in China to support their efforts to set up multiple pilot emissions trading schemes to cap and reduce greenhouse gas emissions within different Provinces.

The NDRC has this month proposed to the State Council a formal cap on China's total greenhouse gas emissions as soon as 2016, in a move that is being hailed as having major implications for the stalled international climate negotiations:

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