The Future of Quasi Emission Control Enterprises in a Low-Carbon Economy


Low-carbon economy
Carbon trading
Carbon asset management
Quasi emission control enterprise




At 9:30 a.m. on July 16, 2021, the national carbon emission trading market started operation at Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange. On the first day, the carbon emission quota totaled 4.244 million tons, with a turnover of 210 million yuan and an average transaction price of 51.23 yuan/ton. The carbon trading price is on the rise. With the gradual maturity and improvement of conditions, there will be about 8,000 to 10,000 emission control enterprises under the eight major industries in the future, and China’s carbon market will become the largest market covering greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. It can be seen that carbon trading is a “big deal.” If enterprises participate well, they will form carbon assets, but if they do not participate well, they will form carbon liabilities. This paper analyzes the opportunities and challenges faced by quasi emission control enterprises under the background of low-carbon economy. This provides certain reference significance for these enterprises to actively participate in the national carbon trading market in the future.


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