Green Beagle, IPEN & Arnika Press Release: Lack of appropriate pollution standards identified as a key barrier to helping pollution victims in China
25 September 2014
For immediate release
Representatives of civil society, pollution victims, universities, journalists, and Ministry of Environmental Protection identified lack of appropriate pollution standards as a key barrier to implementing a system for helping pollution victims in China. In addition, participants agreed that the lack of information disclosure and monitoring data that tracks industrial emissions was a related obstacle. The dialogue took place at the "Workshop on chemical safety and aid to pollution victims" in Kunming, China between September 15th and 16th. The two-day workshop was hosted by Green Beagle, Nature University and REEI in collaboration with IPEN and Arnika as part of the EU-funded project "Strengthening the capacity of pollution victims and civil society organizations to increase chemical safety in China."