Posted by: sgu05ysw | October 19, 2007

China and EU in campaign to clean up China’s rivers

A five year, 175 million euro campaign has just been launched by China and the EU in a bid to clean up the Yangtze and Yellow River basins, which have suffered from the environmental consequences of rapid economic growth. The Yangtze basin is one of the most polluted rivers in the world, while the Yellow River turned red in 2006 with a third of fish species becoming extinct due to such severe pollution. 

The project will include policies on pollution control, promoting public awareness, reducing industrial pollution and will also pay people who live in China’s south-western provinces to plant trees along the Yangtze in a bid to improve the ecology. 

Country China, EU in Campaign to Clean Up China’s Rivers, (2007), [www] http://www.waterconserve.org/shared/reader/welcome.aspx?linkid=86251, (19th October 2007)

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