CARBON EXPO ASIA, which is co-sponsored by MOST, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) in partnership with the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and World Bank (WB), opened in Beijing on October 26, 2006. Minister XU Guanhua attended the event and made the opening speech. Vice Minister LIU Yanhua presided over the opening ceremony. Eight high-level speakers addressed the audience, including JIANG Xinwei, Vice Chairman of NDRC, ZHU Guangyao, Director General from MOF, and representatives from WB and IETA.
The Expo lasts for two days, featuring exhibitions, thematic forum, workshops and trade fair. It displays CDM projects, service and environmentally friendly technologies, international carbon market, China¡¯s carbon reduction policies; addresses issues like the development, management, technical cooperation and financing of CDM projects and hosts talks between cooperative parties.