China Considers Environmental Tax on Polluters – Planet Ark

From Planet Ark:

China is considering an environmental tax on polluters to cut emissions, a senior government official said on Monday.

“We are actively promoting this idea. But we have to consult with relevant ministries,” Pan Yue, deputy head of the State Environmental Protection Administration , told reporters on the sidelines of the ruling Communist Party’s five-yearly Congress. Beijing has put environmental protection at the centre stage of its macro policies guiding the world’s fourth-largest economy to achieve sustainable growth, though analysts are skeptical when it comes to implementing the well-intented rules. [Full Text]

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