Aug 31, 2016 07:04 PM

China Puts Curbs on Shipping Emissions

(Beijing) – China issued its first ever set of national standards to curb harmful emissions from the shipping industry on August 30, as part of its attempts to reduce air pollution and meet its international pledge to fight climate change.

The standards issued jointly by the Ministry of Environment (MEP) and the country's quality watchdog – the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine – aims to cut emissions of greenhouse gasses and other particulate matter from ships with an engine capacity of over 37 kilowatts, Zou Shoumin, an environmental ministry official, said.

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