SMART Talks: The Establishment of China Carbon Market
Session Introduction: Applying Market-Based Instruments (MBIs) in solving environmental problems has been a big step forward. This talk will focus on China’s Carbon Trading System, the largest of its kind in the world. Zhang Jianyu will share his experiences and insights from leading the establishment of the national carbon market and designing environmental public policies in general.
Zhang Jianyu is the Chief Representative of Environmental Defense Fund’s China Program. Dr. Zhang has been involved in establishing China’s Carbon Trading System since 2013. He helped found the China program of Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a leading US environmental NGO, since 1999. Dr. Zhang serves on many advisory boards, including Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) and is a special advisor for China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED).
About SMART Talks on Climate Change
From devastating natural disasters to a global pandemic, the effects of climate change continue to be more pressing, extreme, and far-reaching than ever before. Through offering them the opportunity to converse with top scholars and key policy-makers in the field, our program aims to endow leaders of the next generation with useful insights to tackle the problem.