Cheng Lifeng

China targets corruption in environment impact assessment

Date of Release: 
Oct 16 2015

China has revised regulations on environmental impact assessors to combat corruption, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said on Thursday.

The regulation prohibits any enterprises funded by environmental authorities or their affiliates from being accredited as assessment agencies.

The regulation also tightens supervision over the environment impact assessments, including raising fines, holding both agencies and practitioners accountable for wrongdoing, and making the process more transparent.

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China to Enhance Supervision of Environmental Impact Assessment Agencies

Date of Release: 
Oct 14 2015

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) on Tuesday announced penalties for dozens of engineers and agencies who broke the rules on environmental impact assessment (EIA).

The MEP said in a statement that a recent national inspection showed most EIA agencies complying with the rules but some of them had problems such as profiting from conducting assessment for agencies without proper certification.

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