China to dismantle Ministry of Environmental Protection

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The Ministry of Environmental Protection in China is being discarded in favour of a new Ministry of Ecological Environment.

This new ministry will take extra responsibility including on environmental enforcement, compiling and implementation of China’s ecological environment, plans and standards and law enforcement.

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It will also be responsible for inspections of central authorities on environmental protection.

The new department has been created as part of a reshuffle of Chinese Government ministries, announced at the 13th National People’s Congress.

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