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Clean Air Markets Partnerships - China

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The EPA is working with the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP), and Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE) to build the institutions and infrastructure for sulfur dioxide (SO2) cap and trade programs. This work is conducted under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from December, 2003 between EPA and SEPA. The MOU provides a forum for EPA and SEPA to take a more strategic approach to our cooperation through the Strategy for Clean Air and Energy Cooperation - .

The EPA's cooperative activities include:

Under the Strategic Economic Dialogue, EPA and SEPA have agreed to enhance cooperation on the design and implementation of a sulfur dioxide cap and trade program in five key areas:

  1. Program Design
  2. Program Operation
  3. Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification
  4. Compliance Assessment
  5. Economic Analysis

EPA and SEPA also jointly sponsor an annual Regional Air Quality Management Conference to discuss emerging science, technologies, and policy approaches to measuring and controlling regional air pollution.

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