"China To Tighten Environmental Approval For Polluting Projects"

"China plans to strengthen controls in industries such as steel and aluminium which involve high energy use and produce high emissions, in an effort to promote low-carbon developments, the environment ministry said on Monday.

After several decades of breakneck industrial expansion China has now vowed to start cutting carbon emissions before 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2060. In pursuit of that goal it has already urged some regions to tighten energy efficiency controls.

In guidelines sent to local environment regulators, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) urged local governments to regard environment quality as a "bottom line" particularly if polluting projects are being expanded or relocated into their localities."

Reuters had the story May 31, 2021.


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Source: Reuters, 06/01/2021