China issues clean production directives

China issues clean production directives
Published: 17 August 2007

According to Xinhua Net, China has issued its clean production evaluation systems for six industries, including cement, amid efforts to curb air and water pollution. The standards will be revised with the economic development and improvement of technology, according to the commission.


China has committed itself to improving energy efficiency -- its goal is to cut energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) by 20 per cent and major pollutant emissions by 10 percent by 2010.