Notification:
We are currently experiencing intermittent issues impacting performance. We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Topic

A market for clean air: China adopts emissions trading to curb pollution

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)

This paper describes China's sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions trading program, a market-based approach to reducing air pollution modeled on a successful US program launched in 1995. The US "cap and trade program" sets a limit on how much SO2 a factory or power plant can emit. A facility that produces fewer emissions than the maximum allowed gets the difference as a credit, which it can sell to companies that cannot meet the cap. China's cap and trade program aims to reduce SO2 emissions nationally by 10 percent from its 2000 levels and by 20 percent in certain heavily polluted areas.

Published in:

Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 6 )