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Environment Newsletter - February-March 2017
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In February and March, China's leaders laid out key environmental protection initiatives for 2017. Major updates include:


*  At the Two Sessions, China’s leaders outlined key environmental protection (EP) measures for 2017 including fighting air pollution, establishing “ecological red lines,” and tackling soil and water pollution.
*  Hotels, retail, and shopping malls will be priority industries in the rollout of mandatory source-separated recycling pilots.
*  Two new documents will push for the automobile propulsion battery industry to consolidate and improve the quality of batteries in China’s domestic industry.
*  A State Council decision has mandated the creation of ecological red lines in priority regions by the end of 2017 and in all regions by 2020, demarcating areas which are restricted for development.

 

Environment Newsletter - February-March 2017