“The 14th Five-Year Plan for Ecological and Environmental Monitoring” released
On 22 January, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment released the “14th Five-Year Plan for Ecological and Environmental Monitoring” (hereinafter referred to as the “Plan”) to comprehensively strengthen monitoring support for the continuous improvement of environmental quality and promote the synergy of pollution reduction and carbon reduction.
The Plan identifies 11 key tasks and two major projects in two main areas:
1. The Plan supports management for pollution control, ecological protection, climate change and to tackle ecological and environmental problems around people. The monitoring plan covers carbon, air, surface water, groundwater, soil, sea, sound, radiation and new pollutants.
2. To strengthen monitoring capacity, systematically planning of ecological and environmental monitoring system, and to build a sound monitoring and evaluation system.