China’s 5 year plan to focus on Environment

Posted on May 17, 2011 by

Three of China’s major municipal administrative regions- Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing, have published their 12th Five Year Plans (2011-2015). While each region has specific agendas, the five year plans indicate a general focus on low-carbon development, environment quality improvement and conservation.

Tianjin is set to focus on increasing energy efficiency, improving land conservation policies, building ecological protection zones, protecting water resources in the Hai River and along the Bohai Gulf area of the Yellow Sea, combating air, noise and solid waste pollution and crafting a blueprint for its low carbon development program.

Chongqing will concentrate on low carbon development, promotion of reforestation, strengthening the protection of water resources, mainly in the Three Gorges Reservoir and Yangtse River areas, creating ecological zones and “ecological barriers” areas, strengthening air pollution controls, increase recovery of solid waste and disposal of hazardous waste, the implementation of water pollution remediation projects and wastewater treatment projects.

Shanghai plans to create a more “livable” urban environment through low-carbon development policies, increased efficiency in the use of resources, reduced waste and higher disposal rates, improved water quality and reduced air pollution, added green space in the city, and improved ecological and wetland zones along the coast and the Yangtze River Delta area.

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