30 Mar '13, 1am

A Step Forward for Environmental Transparency in China

A Step Forward for Environmental Transparency in China

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a gathering in China before. Nearly one hundred people - including city, provincial and central government officials, business leaders and NGO representatives - met in Beijing yesterday to discuss their efforts to promote environmental transparency and public disclosure of pollution data. Given the intense level of interest in this issue throughout China, the excitement in the room was palpable. The meeting was organized by Mr. Ma Jun , China’s leading environmental activist and a recipient of last year’s prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, known as the “Nobel Prize” for grassroots environmentalists. NRDC has been working with Ma Jun and his team for four years to rank the performance of 113 major Chinese cities in complying with environmental disclosure requirements. Our latest report, the Fourth Annual Pollution Information Transpar...

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