The training started with opening remarks by Dr. ZHANG Xin, Director of NCSC, followed by a speech by Mr. XIAO Fulin, the DDG of Gansu DRC, which hosted this session of the training. The final introductory remarks were made by Mr. Kristian Wilkening, Project Director of GIZ. The first day was focused on the experiences made in the European Union during the 13 years the EU ETS is already running. For this purpose, Dr. Roland Geres, managing partner of the consultancy FutureCamp, held several presentations, covering central aspects of ETS development ranging from general ETS design to MRV and practical experiences from a business perspective. In Addition, Mr. BI Xinxin of NCSC gave some important insights in the current state of ETS development in China and Mr. SU Xudong from the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences in Shanxi presented the progress that has been made as well as the challenges ETS development is facing there.