Guangdong carbon market closes higher

(Xinhua) 10:26, February 24, 2024

GUANGZHOU, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Carbon emissions allowances closed at 66.38 yuan (9.34 U.S. dollars) per tonne on Friday, 2.58 percent up from Thursday at Guangzhou Emissions Exchange, the largest local carbon market in China.

A total of 1,039 tonnes of allowances were transacted on Friday with a turnover of 68,973.60 yuan.

The allowances, officially known as Guangdong Emissions Allowances (GDEA), are carbon dioxide emissions caps assigned to companies. Firms whose emissions surpass their share must buy extra quotas from authorities or purchase unused quotas on the market from those that cause less pollution.

Since its opening in December 2013, the market has traded 224.45 million tonnes of GDEA, with a total turnover of 6.40 billion yuan. 

(Web editor: Xue Yanyan, Hongyu)


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