BEIJING, June 6 China will launch its nationwide
emissions trading system by November at the "very earliest", a
government researcher said on Tuesday.
As part of pledges made to help secure a global climate
change pact in Paris in 2015, China said it would complete the
launch of the nationwide emissions trading platform this year.
The market was originally expected to be launched in the
first half of 2017, but regulators have struggled with problems
like data transparency.
The researcher with an official think-tank, who advises the
government on carbon market issues, said the launch was being
held back by incomplete data and gaps in legislation. He did not
want to disclose his name.
(Reporting by Muyu Xu and David Stanway)