-- an interview with gao jixi, member of the CPPCC national committee
Column:Industry Dynamics Time:2016-05-03

During the two sessions, minister of environmental protection Chen jining answered questions from Chinese and foreign journalists and introduced the achievements made in environmental protection in 2015. According to gao jixi, a member of the CPPCC national committee, the achievements made in environmental protection in 2015 are not only about the improvement of environmental quality, but more importantly about the reform of environmental protection and the changes in the concepts, measures and strategies of environmental protection work, as well as a series of new ideas, methods and measures proposed in environmental protection work.

"First, environmental protection has gradually become normal." Gao said that with the promulgation of the "ten measures for air pollution" and "ten measures for water pollution", the "ten measures for soil pollution", and the nationwide implementation of the ecological protection red line, environmental protection top-level design has been gradually introduced, and environmental protection work has gradually stepped into a normal state instead of being passive and emergency.

From the experience of environmental protection in the world, we can see that environmental problems can only be solved in the process of development, and it is impossible to fundamentally solve environmental problems by relying on terminal governance alone. In the past, the "double skin" problem of economic development and environmental protection existed for a long time, which led to the widespread phenomenon of development, destruction and pollution at the same time.

Gao said the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has incorporated ecological progress into the overall plan of "five-in-one" development, unifying the thinking of solving environmental problems in the process of development. Chen jining, minister of environmental protection, also pointed out that to balance and balance economic development and environmental protection, we should not only maintain the red line of ecological protection, total industrial emissions and environmental access standards, but also use environmental protection to promote economic transformation and upgrading, so as to achieve coordination and win-win results.

"The ministry of environmental protection has comprehensively promoted the planning and strategic eia to optimize economic development through environmental protection; Relevant departments have formulated and implemented a series of environmental and economic policies, and the framework system of environmental policies including green credit, insurance, trade, electricity price, securities and taxation is being established and improved. All these are aimed at preventing pollution at the source and solving problems in the process of development. It can be said that China's concept of solving environmental problems in the process of development is being translated into practical actions." "Said goghish.

In 2015, the ministry of environmental protection deployed five regional strategic environmental assessments, including the bohai rim, and launched three regional strategic environmental assessments, namely the beijing-tianjin-hebei region, the Yangtze river delta, and the pearl river delta. The aim is to regulate the scale and intensity of regional development, control the total amount of pollutants discharged, and prevent pollution at the source through planning and strategic environmental assessments.

In gao jixi's opinion, the gradual transition from terminal management to whole-process prevention and control is another change in ecological environmental protection. "Efforts are being made to eliminate outdated production capacity, promote circular economy, and transform industries into ecological ones. The whole process of preventing and controlling environmental pollution is taking shape." "Said ghosh.

The implementation of the new environmental protection law not only emphasizes the main responsibility of enterprises and citizens, but also puts special emphasis on the responsibility of law-based administration and government. The single-agent governance of environmental protection departments has shifted to the multi-agent governance of the interaction among the government, enterprises and the public, and the joint participation and commitment of all departments.

"In 2015, relevant departments jointly issued the guidance on promoting green consumption. The ministry of agriculture and others issued the opinions of the ministry of agriculture on the implementation of the battle against pollution from non-point agricultural sources, and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued the plan for the implementation of clean production technologies in key industrial sectors for the prevention and control of air pollution." Gao said, for example, that a diversified pattern of environmental governance is taking shape.

"In jinping general secretary 'ShanShuiLinTian lake is a community of life, under the scientific judgment of ji-ning Chen minister also put forward, according to the integrity of the ecosystem, and its inherent law, as a whole to consider the elements of natural ecology, the mountain hill, the floor underground, land, sea and river basin upstream and downstream, overall protection, system repair, comprehensive treatment, and enhance the capacity of the ecosystem circulation, maintain the ecological balance. The concept of space and system for environmental protection is taking shape, and some local governments have made remarkable achievements in environmental governance." 'said goghish at last.