Archive for the ‘National Development and Reform Commission’ Category

China’s emissions drop but situation grim

August 21, 2007

BEIJING (Reuters) – China, the world’s top emitter of sulphur dioxide, has managed to cut emissions of the acid-rain causing pollutant in first half of 2007, but the government said on Tuesday that meeting national targets would be tough.

China has promised to cut emissions of major pollutants by 10 percent between 2006 and 2010, but last year the country failed to meet the annual target.

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China’s regions ignoring Beijing on environment goals

July 23, 2007

BEIJING (AFP) – Local governments in China are continuing to invest in dirty, resource-intense industries, jeopardising Beijing’s goals of saving energy and cutting pollution, state media reported Monday.

Some regions are encouraging steel, cement and other heavy industries to boost economic growth despite demands from Beijing to rein in those sectors, the China Daily newspaper said, quoting a top development official.

“The central government is committed to achieving the (green) targets but ….

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Pollution Dangers Cast Shadow over 2008 Olympics

China Planning a Surreal Facade for Summer Olympic Games: Beijing 2008

China’s Air Pollution Gorilla