EIA reforms

EIA system

Start of the reform

Before reform

After reform

Establishment of MEE

l The environmental protection duties dispersed in different departments.

l MEE oversees and coordinates the environmental protection work nationwide.

l The EIA and Emission Management Department in MEE is responsible for the implementation of EIA.


Vertical management reform of environmental monitoring and enforcement departments below the provincial level

l The environmental protection authorities are under the management of local municipal governments.

l The management of environmental protection authorities belongs to higher-level environmental protection authorities.

l The supervision responsibility belongs to the provincial level.

l The responsibility of law enforcement decentralized to the city and county level.


Guidance for pilot work of vertical management reform