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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Assessing the State of Environmental Transparency in China

I was in Weihai (en), a 2.5 million person city in eastern Shandong Province, last month to talk about environmental transparency with more than 50 government officials and scholars from around China.  As far as I am aware, this is the largest gathering to date of Chinese government officials focused on implementation of China’s Open Government Information Regulations and Open Environmental Information Measures, which went into effect on May 1, 2008. The workshop in Weihai, which we co-sponsored with Environmental Protection Magazine, the Wendeng Municipal Government and the Institute for Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), was a chance for government … Continue reading 阅读全文 » Add comment 发表评论(2)

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Recent Environmental Law and Public Participation News

Thirty four environmental organizations issue joint letter on heavy metal pollution (Google translation) Led by the Institute for Public and Environmental Affairs and the Beijing-based Friends of Nature, a group of 34 environmental organizations issued a joint letter last week calling on electronics manufacturers to take responsibility for their heavy metal pollution. The companies the letter targeted include electronics giants Canon, Panasonic, Nokia, Sony, and over 30 other leading brands. Heavy metal pollution remains a serious environmental challenge in China with new cases of contamination and poisoning publicized almost weekly. Manufacturing processes used in the electronics industry, particularly for printed … Continue reading 阅读全文 » Add comment 发表评论(1)

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