China to invest RMB17 trln in environmental protection in 2016-2020
Stockholm, June 10 (Greenpost) – China is estimated to invest over 17 trillion yuan in environmental protection in 2016-2020, according to Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning.
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) would focus on improving environmental quality in compiling national environmental protection plan for 2016-2020, which is expected to be submitted to the State Council for approval in March 2016.
The new five-year plan would add targets on improvement of environmental quality beside existing targets on cut or control of overall emissions, said a report by Economic Information Daily on Wednesday.
The environmental protection plan would involve green economy, nuclear safety, soil protection, biological protection as well as prevention and treatment of water pollution.
China would introduce amount control mechanisms over newly-added industrial smoke and dusts, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), total nitrogen and total phosphorus in 2016-2020. (Edited by Liu Yanan, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Editor Xuefei Chen Axelsson