Model Governance and Emissions Models, Transparency and Climate Policy in China and the EU

July 1, 2014 by Sieren Ernst

Last week Reuters published a brief article updating the public on the status of the Beijing’s emissions trading system, with its thinly trade volumes and largely opaque transactions. But opaque climate policy is not merely the purview of post-communist oligarchies.[read more]

Emissions Markets with Chinese Characteristics, or how Transparency is Key

May 28, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

Markets and Transparency

China’s highly anticipated pilot carbon markets are up and running, with the notable exception of Chongqing, but already the lack of transparency, pressure from big business and government-owned enterprises, manipulation of data and over allocation of allowances are proving to be hurdles for success.[read more]

Step Forward for Environmental Transparency in China

April 1, 2013 by Barbara Finamore

environmental transparency in China

City, provincial and central government officials, business leaders and NGO representatives met in Beijing to discuss efforts to promote environmental transparency and public disclosure of pollution data.[read more]

Open source, open data, climate, energy and collaboration

February 23, 2011 by Tom Raftery

  James pointed me to a post yesterday about Transparency in energy usage – it made for interesting reading. The article talks about the benefits of having open data in the energy arena. In this case, the post is specifically talking about the US Energy Information Administration‘s publishing of historical annual energy statistics...[read more]

Transparency of climate change actions: sitting down with Minister Xie

October 20, 2010 by NRDC Switchboard

While the Tianjin negotiations that recently concluded did not meet our expectations for the road to Cancun, discussions outside the plenary showed that there is still some progress being made. Minister Xie Zhenhua – China’s chief climate negotiator – sat down with me and representatives from 22 other domestic and international NGOs in...[read more]

Progress in Improving Transparency in Environmental Protection and Climate Change in China

April 12, 2010 by Barbara Finamore

On April 1st I was invited to testify on the subject of transparency in environmental protection and climate change in China at a roundtable discussion for the Congressional Executive Commission on China. The purpose of the hearing was to provide an honest assessment of the current state of transparency in environmental protection,...[read more]

China’s Sustainable Change to Transperancy

March 19, 2010 by Richard Brubaker

If necessity is the mother invention under normal circumstances, then transparency is the mother of all necessity in China. It is something that we have seen over the years as crisis’s propel the media further,something that the recent Yale 360 article As China’s Pollution Toll Grows,Protesters and Media Push Back eludes to: In recent...[read more]