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Nation needs to boost energy-sector accreditation: experts

By Xu Wei ( Updated: 2014-06-09 17:21

China should further promote its accreditation efforts in the energy sector to boost energy conservation and carbon-emission reductions, experts and officials said on June 9.

The country should further improve conformity assessment of carbon emissions to ensure accurate and truthful emission figures to meet its energy-conservation and emission-reduction targets, said He Jiankun, dean of the Institute of Low Carbon Economy with Tsinghua University. He made his comments at a forum held in Beijing to commemorate World Accreditation Day.

He said that the country has already built a system that includes the third-party certification of key enterprises in their yearly emission and historic emissions, but much more needs to be done to win the trust from the international community.

Sun Dawei, vice-minister of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, said the country will further relax the market entries in the accreditation of low-carbon and energy conservation industries and encourage the development of related institutes.

China has already started a pilot carbon emissions trading project, and set up a carbon-emissions trading market in seven provincial areas.

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