Revised Regulations on EIA in China

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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