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China boosts new Ministry of Ecology and Environment with 200 extra staff

by Futures Centre, Apr 10
1 minute read

China has unveiled plans for a new environment ministry, including a staff increase from 300-500. 

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The Ministry of Ecology and Environment will take on the following remit: 

  • Climate change and emissions reduction policies, currently under the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
  • Underground water pollution regulation, currently under the Ministry of National Land and Resources
  • Watershed environmental protection, currently under the Ministry of Water Resources
  • Agricultural pollution control, currently under the Ministry of Agriculture
  • Marine conservation, currently under the State Oceanic Administration
  • Environmental protection during project implementation, currently under the State Council’s South-to-North Water Diversion Project Construction Committee.

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