WIT Press


A Brief Study On Environmental Protection Management In P.R.C.

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WM080691

Volume

109

Pages

10

Page Range

675 - 684

Published

2008

Size

318 kb

Author(s)

B. B. Zhang, D. He, H. Chua & Y. F. Tsang

Abstract

Environmental pollution has become one of the hottest topics in recent years throughout the world including the mainland of China. Along with economic growth, pollutants have increased year by year in the People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.). Although the Chinese government does make efforts to treat pollutants and tries their best to prevent further environmental degradation, criticisms of the highly polluted environment come from both domestic and overseas sources on the government’s administrative methods and implementations. We choose parameters such as GDP per capita, waste emissions and investment to illustrate the current situation of environmental protection investment and the Chinese economic level. Therefore, an analysis can be conducted to assess the investment and also the policy implementation on the basis of a special developing period. We find that the invested area has some differences between P.R.C. and other western countries because of the degree of pollution. Additionally, the legislations that were made under the Chinese central-controlled law system cannot be effectively enforced since there is a lack of supervision mechanism such as that of western countries. Finally, political suggestions will be given. Keywords: environmental protection, PRC, management, legislation. 1 Introduction An enviable economic performance has been achieved over the last two decades in China. While the increasing GDP per capita has brought a wealthy life to the people in China, vast quantities of natural resources have been consumed and a worsening living environment has been created [1,2,7].

Keywords

environmental protection, PRC, management, legislation.