China to Improve Environmental Assessment – China.org.cn
China will improve strategic environmental assessment procedures in key regions and industries after the suspension of a controversial paraxylene (PX) project in Xiamen , according to the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) .
SEPA’s deputy director Pan Yue said “China will mobilize social forces to speed up strategic environmental assessment so that environmental protection can play a bigger role in government decision-making processes.”
An expert committee for environmental assessment was formed in Beijing on Friday. The committee, composed of 39 experts in economics, society, environment and resources will carry out environmental assessments in several key regions and industries, according to SEPA. [Full Text]